artist fuses african mythology and the divine feminine in her digital depictions of black women

February 20, 2017

Mythology has served as a source of inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. In fact, the first art is thought to be spiritual in nature, using the energy transmitted from the divine to artists, musicians, storytellers, and the like, in order for the divine to work, move, and guide humanity. For Meliyart, the Martinique born, Paris-bred visual artist, the divine feminine is more than a concept, it’s a compass in a sea of artistic directions. Meliyart says, “The main aim of my work could be summed up as a desire to associate past and present parts of the AFrican heritage, in a creative world where the Myth, as a common bond between members of the Diaspora, could demonstrate the strength of the collective unconscious, despite ethnocide and alienation, towards a resumption of ancestral memory.” Her work’s true goal is to unite African peoples of all experiences through the shared history of our ancestral mythology and spirituality. Witness her work and truly experience a connection to the beauty of the past in her masterpieces.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor