"I always just felt like these people are so sure of themselves, so confident that where they stand in the world is right for them and they are not having any of this western "Change me, make me better, take away what I believe, what I am and turn me into some reflection of you." That is not happening for the Masai. I love that, I love that. And the men are so expressive in their ornamentation of themselves. So I did this sculpture of a Masai warrior as he puts on his makeup and prepares for the dance."