Penitent Man (Suleiman), 2007, Yvonne Muinde, Oil on canvas, 12" x 30", $3,700

Original size is 393 × 1000 pixels

“Suleiman is a beach boy that makes his living on the coast of Kenya. As for his past or what led him to the life of a beach boy I have no idea, but his demeanor and even the way he positioned himself with his hat removed and placed in his lap gave me the sense that in his ‘occupation’ it is best to present yourself as the penitent man in order to gain the attention of the tourist passing through Kenya’s beautiful coast.” – Yvonne Muinde