I will only speak and articulate on the Maasai cultural values, attitudes and beliefs and give an overview of the process of batik painting respectively.
I am Nicholas Sironka, a Kenyan Maasai Batik artist with a God given talentand reside in Spokane Washington. I am also a motivational speaker and storyteller, and use facets of my Maasai Culture to share and clearly articulate the ways of our people, the Maasai.
Our people say "words as nourishment for the spirit". It is with this saying in mind that I chose to weave my words together with a view to celebrating, enhancing cohession, acceptance and a greater understanding of the Maasai culture and peace between all people of the world. All my speaking engagement presentations, Maasai Culture and Batik art classes are appropriately tailored to suite ALL ages.
For the past twenty three years, I have enjoyed teaching Batik art to students of all ages. My classes help to enhance individual talent and one's confidence in expresing his or her untapped creative ability. My art exhibitions in which I create large Batik paintings seek to help bring about a greater understanding of the Maasai Culture.
Every piece of art that I produce has a caption articulating that facet of Maasai culture so as to help the viewer understand the content and composition of each piece.This has enhanced an appreciation for diversity, and a respect for our diverse values and beliefs. This book is a collection of most of my past art works arranged in a life span sequence, delivering facets of my culture across the age range from childhood to old age. As I love children and storytelling, a short story based on a true life experience is incerted within the pages of these works.
"I believe that if I can use my artistic talent, to touch another life and make it better, then I will be fullfiling the purpose for which God put me on this earth".