Mena Aklilu


I was born in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. I found myself like many foreigners coming to America in search of a better life. My work depicts the very nature of what it means to dream. Intertwining two worlds to create one, I have defied nature and weaved the impossible. As a child I used my passion for art to escape to far away places, and through time found a connection to the world around me. There are no limits to what medium I may dive into but acrylic, watercolor, and paint pens tend to be my go to's. As a self taught Artist I have beat the odds against me, and am living proof that anything is possible, as long as you set your mind to it. 

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