There is an artist in every child

Kegomoditswe's painting of Brazilian star Neymar Junior
Kegomoditswe's painting of Brazilian star Neymar Junior

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist as one grows up. These are the words of famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

Hundred and six years after his death, Picasso’s words are still proving relevant to generations of artists.

Like many Batswana children, especially those from the poor neighbourhoods, Ronald Kegomoditswe and his friends, made wire toy cars.   They imagined themselves as gusty speed car drivers overtaking on a highway as they excitedly ran behind the ragged structures in the dusty streets.  There was an artist in every one of those young boys, but Kegomoditswe was just one of the few who would remain artists once they grew up.

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