ART SERIES: Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising, an ode to Still, I rise by Maya Angelou and the energy I know people may need to be reminded of right now. A Phoenix is a bird that rebirths through its own ashes and comes out strong despite the fire and ashes that burned it. I also think it’s a good sentiment to staying positive no matter what given everything going on. This was the last in person canvas I was able to do before the complete lockdown.

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Zach

Zach is an Art Director and contemporary artist out of Los Angeles, CA. He believes the female body is the highest form of fine art and he lends his creative abilities to this ideology. His work often depicts plus sized women in other-worldly scenarios

Nneka Gigi

Nneka Gigi is a Nigerian Multimedia Visual Artist out of Los Angeles, CA. Her work utilizes themes such as 90s Nostalgia with a particular focus on her Nigerian identity, Afrofuturism and Cultural Pride. One of the aims of her work is to reverse negative stigmas and redefine what it means to be a Black Woman and an agent of sustainable change in today’s  systematically oppressive sociopolitical environment.  As a hair sculpturist, painter, and educator, Gigi constantly seeks out ways to impact local and global communities and inspire future generations. She’s currently curating Kwenu; a summer  program for elementary kids of color in South L.A. It launches Summer 2020

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