Sekou, 8″ x 10″ ink and walnut wash

This sketch is a portrait of my friend Sekou, a Tuareg I met while in Mali, West Africa. He’s a gentle, thoughtful teacher who gave me Tamasheq lessons as I was welcomed into his community. I’ve experienced so much love, compassion, and generosity around the world- I want to stand up for the United States giving the same.