Working closely with the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) Mutuku produced the series ‘Ashes to Ashes, Art to Art’. The artist selected imagery from endangered sites of rock art and had these scorched onto 21 shaped pumice stones and framed these in individual caskets. By creating contemporary art from the visual culture of past societies the work comments on the danger of such pictorial history becoming extinct. In doing so, Mutuku highlights the transience of this early human artistic expression. If properly preserved, studied and documented then rock art can help us understand symbolic and religious systems, gender relations, cultural boundaries and change, and the origins of art and belief. However, if left to perish then we will lose that rich cultural heritage, which forms a bridge to understanding the past that can help with informing the present and inspiring the future. In creating a link with past and contemporary art forms the work can also be seen as a comment on whether enough is being done to care for contemporary art from Kenya.