David Mwaniki (1972,Nakuru) makes figurative sculptures which consist a combination of wood, metal and occasionally clay. The metal used in the sculptures is derived from beer and soda cans giving the work a very contemporary touch. The sculptures are mostly concentrated on the female form and are inspired by women Mwaniki encounters in daily life.
Mwaniki first left the sculptures nude, but recently the female forms are dressed up with the help of materials from beverage cans. The reason for this change is that Mwaniki realistically wants to portray the female who mostly wear jewelry like earrings and bracelets. Also the recent change in the work distinguishes Mwaniki from the artists who create female forms and leave them nude. Mwaniki is based at the Kuona Trust where he has his studio.