Kudzi also known as Joyce is originally from Maputo, Mozambique, and recently moved to Seattle from NYC. Kudzi discovered a deep passion for collage as a means of therapy.
My journey into collaging began alone in my Brooklyn apartment one night, where my nightmares had become almost unbearable to handle. My body reacted before my mind did and I was just scared and alone, so I decided to collage and post on my finsta. After that first post, a close friend encouraged me to keep collaging (and writing), and eventually my finsta evolved into consistent posts deciphering my dreams, nightmares and daily life. I call my work my “visual therapy” because that is what they are to me: a form of understanding myself and my surroundings. My background is in architecture but I have always had an interest in expressing myself in various art forms.
I chose to use Kudzi because it is my traditional name and connects me to my core and roots. Therefore, @itskudzi is my most authentic self.