THESE COLLAGES RECOGNIZE THE BLACK FEMALE FORM
By Awa Gueye
May 1, 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.
How would you describe your style?
I’m all over the place artistically–I paint, I write, I make collages, when I was younger I went to a special high school for dance. I guess I was born this way. My collages seek to strike the eye with beauty, radiance, and balance, validating the black female form on a level of emotional resonance and metaphysical potency.
Who or what inspires you?
Life inspires me, and the myriad ways that people—especially those across the African diaspora–express joy, life, resilience, and creativity inspires me. My work reaches to join that life force of creative expression–engaging with daily life in majestic, surprising, and affirming ways.
Anything else you’d like to include or let our audience know?
I think it’s so beautiful that we are all born with a unique voice and a unique point of view. Art and artistic expression allows us to share our uniqueness. And when it’s deep and authentic, those artistic expressions can inspire others to share their own unique creativity too. I hope my work touches, soothes and inspires people. Ultimately, who I am as a person and as an artist is a call for more of us to express ourselves, share wonder, and listen to the miracle of our individual and collective existence.