Mambo is Swahili for elements, specifically natural elements. This work is about expression, mark making, and change in style. I created the pieces in hope of getting more out of my brush, while also internalizing the complexity of femininity. As a son to a single mother for a lot of my life I have seen my mother ferociousness of fire and as the fluidity of water. I think I may add more to this at another time as well.