One of Kenya’s up and coming female artists, Joan Otieno is a Nairobi based artist who is inspired by her surroundings, as well as the waste materials on the streets of her city. Most of her artworks are a wide array of mixed media where she incorporates waste materials into two dimensional artworks, three dimensional installations and run way fashion wears that are functional garmentsJoan captures the beauty of waste materials by recycling through art, which if left unknown, could only render the environment unfriendly. Joan is currently a resident at Hope Raisers Culture Center where she mentors students in arts.