Maitre Laureate Afework Tekle encouraged children and young people to create their objects of art from the heart and the mind.. “What is your favorite color?” he would ask, and some children did not know until he drew their attention to the green of the grass and the blue of the sky, connecting them to the magnificence of nature, which unguided they naturally took for granted. He was a great artist, a wonderful teacher, and an engaging orator. (click images for colour).