black girlhood is honored by klimt-inspired artist with gold-embellished portraits

October 11, 2017
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Sweet faces emerge from lush flowerbeds, vulnerable but resilient. An allusion to the Mexican proverb,”They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds,“ fine artist Tawny Chatmon’s work is the embodiment of historic black resistance, ancestral pride, and the unreal magic of black girlhood.

“I am the mother of three amazing children. I want them to know how beautiful they are,” Chatmon told Broadly.

A mixture of photography, superimposition, and golden embellishments, Tawny’s images offer a realist quality that treats each piece like an heirloom. Delicate and timeless, but eye-catching as well.