COMMUNITY CHECK-IN: AFRO-FUTURIST COLLAGES FOR YOUR SOUL
By Awa Gueye
March 27, 2020
We asked our talented creative AFROPUNK community to submit their work to our platform during these turbulent times. (EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org)
We’ve received an influx of amazing visual art, writing, spoken word, music, fashion and more so far! We look forward to sharing them with you throughout this COVID_19 quarantine period on afropunk.com and our social platforms.
Meet Philadelphia, PA-based artist Kimberly Ashby.
How would you describe your style?
I create hand-cut collages through an Afrofuturist lens, using found materials to reflect marginalized people’s ability to make marvels out of the scraps they are given. I strive to bring visibility to marginalized people and their voices.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired my my mother, an artist who raised me to cultivate my creativity. Also, I am inspired by the collage work of Romare Bearden and Wangechi Mutu.
Anything else you’d like to let our audience know?
In addition to being a visual artist, I am also a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, a psychotherapist, and a social justice activist. To learn more about me and my work, you can check out my website at kimberlymarieashby.com.