Bustani Ya Muses (Garden of Muses)

Bustani Ya Muses is a series that displays a  combination of delicate graphite drawings of nude Black women and colorful and textured abstract backgrounds work to challenge the hyper-sexualization of Black women’s bodies and showcase their softness and beauty. - Grace Gardner, curator of TILA Studios

From the Artist: Inspired by the women portrayed throughout the Italian Renaissance era, the exhibit aims to display the beauty and power that African American women have embedded within themselves. I wanted to display them is a positive, soft and gentle light.

 Some pieces have writings incorporated, to read click on the images below.