I cannot manage to find the means to buy the wood (I need) to express what is found (deep) inside my heart.
Nickel displaying his carved key rings,
Shepparton Cultural Festival, 2010
Source: Nickel Mundabi Ngadwa
Nickel brought many carvings to Australia which demonstrate his Congolese artistic traditions. But maintaining his craft and livelihood with limited resources is difficult, while also establishing his reputation as a professional artist.