This painting was inspired by a photo taken from a speeding bus as I traveled from Bujumbura, Burundi to the mountain town of Gitega on my first trip to the Homes of Hope Orphanage. I knew when I saw this man in his traditional robes, that I would one day paint this scene. Before him Africa is changing as quickly as the approaching storm. The soil in Burundi is orange clay, thus the use of orange throughout the painting. I hope you enjoy it.