In the Mes-tissages series, Evans Mbugua expands on his visual language and explores the complexity of mixing traditions and cultures across boundaries and borders. An immigrant himself, he was born and raised in Kenya and has resided in France for more than half of his life . To him, the notion of “home” can be compelling, intricate, fluid and multi-layered. With this body of weaved works, Evans takes interest in the intertwined narratives and historical movement of cultures and explores their direct link on our personal identities.

In the heart of Mes-tissages, there is no border.

I weave places and stories to reveal our ties.

It is the idea to be both here and there at the same time because I am at home wherever I am.

Evans Mbugua