The source of inspiration for this painting are three photos of three African boys who have to go to work every day. The left and middle boy have tools in their hands, just like in the photo. The boy on the right carries an empty pan in his hands. In other words, it is not certain that they will have something to eat.
Andra Daans' paintings are all life portraits, drawn and painted by the artist herself. She mainly uses photographic sources, only black and white. Archive photos found on the internet from magazines and newspapers, as well as self-taken snapshots. However, her paintings are never an identical copy of the photos: for example, she cuts out the image and transforms it from black and white into a bright color palette. She uses African patterns and contemporary fabrics to create an informative image of color, shape, and content.