Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

Mother, Worker, Educator

Mother, Worker, Educator

Title

Mother, Worker, Educator

Description

Belindah Mutuku graduated from The University of Iowa with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design in May 2004. While in graduate school she worked extensively with non-profit organizations particularly health organizations including UNICEF in New York and ICARE in Iowa City, producing health promotional materials geared towards vulnerable populations. Her hope is to work for a non-profit that specializes in International Development, particularly in Africa.
The woman in traditional African society has always been of great interest to me. Her roles play a significant part in defining who she is in society. Mother, Worker and Educator illustrates the overlapping of these roles and how one cannot do without the other. In addition there exist cultural barriers that inhibit the African woman from reaching her potential, such as ownership of land, the right to culturally sensitive, accurate health information, and wife inheritance among others.

Creator

Mutuku, Belindah

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2003
2004-11-20

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=158

Format

ink and acrylic on paper

Type

Still image
Acrylic paintings (Visual works); Acrylic painting (Technique); Ink

Identifier

11202004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1183