Little Lady, 2000, Yvonne Muinde, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48", $4,900

Original size is 667 × 502 pixels

“As I walked down the narrow streets in Zanzibar I came across this very young lady who looked as if she were the main caretaker of the child she held in her arms. Despite the young age of the child, he too seemed to take notice of me just as I took notice of him. I couldn’t help but wonder if she was in the very tough position of being a young single mother or a child having to raise another child because her circumstances left her no other choice.” — Yvonne Muinde