FLORA & FAUNA 

For weekend III of "FLORA & FAUNA",  we have curated works from visual artists, graphic designers, filmmakers, photographers, and more to be featured here on our site. Check out all the submissions from these brilliant Black artists below. For more info on the artists visit our directory here.  

PHOTOGRAPHY

Flower Child
Flower Child

Alain Gr-Polanco Warm honey pumping through highways inside Nourish me with your gooey embrace Carry on in days planets away

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Flower Child
Flower Child

Alain Gr-Polanco Warm honey pumping through highways inside Nourish me with your gooey embrace Carry on in days planets away

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Flower Child
Flower Child

Alain Gr-Polanco Warm honey pumping through highways inside Nourish me with your gooey embrace Carry on in days planets away

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Vaper Money
Vaper Money

Alain Gr-Polanco I stand here flesh on stone What makes me move? How is my time meant to be spent? What will stop me? I did not make this world but I’m learning its rules

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Vaper Money
Vaper Money

Alain Gr-Polanco I stand here flesh on stone What makes me move? How is my time meant to be spent? What will stop me? I did not make this world but I’m learning its rules

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Kenny on the Block
Kenny on the Block

Alain Gr-Polanco These few blocks are my island Populated with faces I will never forget I can’t help but feel at ease Why would I leave

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Kenny on the Block
Kenny on the Block

Alain Gr-Polanco These few blocks are my island Populated with faces I will never forget I can’t help but feel at ease Why would I leave

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"Lips & Petals"
"Lips & Petals"

Khaya Fraites Model: Arianna Flores-Moya

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"Lips & Petals"
"Lips & Petals"

Khaya Fraites Model: Arianna Flores-Moya

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"Lips & Petals"
"Lips & Petals"

Khaya Fraites Model: Arianna Flores-Moya

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We Run This
We Run This

Alain Gr-Polanco Bark Talk Holler Stretches of desperation Bark Stop Calling Her She’s not your resurrection

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We Run This
We Run This

Alain Gr-Polanco Bark Talk Holler Stretches of desperation Bark Stop Calling Her She’s not your resurrection

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Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow

Alain Gr-Polanco Counting days like sheep in the night Stay glazed Stay strong Living is fighting to do nothing

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Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow

Alain Gr-Polanco Counting days like sheep in the night Stay glazed Stay strong Living is fighting to do nothing

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Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow

Alain Gr-Polanco Counting days like sheep in the night Stay glazed Stay strong Living is fighting to do nothing

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Green Housing
Green Housing

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Golden Sweet
Golden Sweet

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Glass Ceilings
Glass Ceilings

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Carnation
Carnation

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Magental Cacti
Magental Cacti

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Grandfather Baobab
Grandfather Baobab

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Shadow's Bloom
Shadow's Bloom

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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High Noon Glare
High Noon Glare

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Suburban Fuchsia
Suburban Fuchsia

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Roses and Lavender
Roses and Lavender

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Riverside Overgrowth
Riverside Overgrowth

Allan Lake "A visual presentation of various finds of floral beauty from around the world."

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Jinkies
Jinkies

Alain Gr-Polanco Mysteries undiscovered Hold a gaze | Find a prize Forging answers from stone minds

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Jinkies
Jinkies

Alain Gr-Polanco Mysteries undiscovered Hold a gaze | Find a prize Forging answers from stone minds

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Jinkies
Jinkies

Alain Gr-Polanco Mysteries undiscovered Hold a gaze | Find a prize Forging answers from stone minds

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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"a beautiful evening"
"a beautiful evening"

Romain Mayambi "The goal of this photo shoot was to create something that something that resembles a scene you would see in a movie"

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Fight Establishment
Fight Establishment

Alain Gr-Polanco Evolution begins when fighters rise Building on those that closed their eyes Shifting landscapes to view new horizons What have you done to make this happen

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Fight Establishment
Fight Establishment

Alain Gr-Polanco Evolution begins when fighters rise Building on those that closed their eyes Shifting landscapes to view new horizons What have you done to make this happen

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Fight Establishment
Fight Establishment

Alain Gr-Polanco Evolution begins when fighters rise Building on those that closed their eyes Shifting landscapes to view new horizons What have you done to make this happen

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VISUAL AND DIGITAL ART

Stay Safe Among Me
Stay Safe Among Me

Charisma Dozier I really wanted to illustrate a protective character who still is mysterious to the viewer but there is a sense of calm you get from the overall image. Medium - Digital Art Size -13x17 inches

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Believe Me
Believe Me

Charisma Dozier With this illustration I really wanted to show a loving relationship between these two characters. The main character on the right is trying to console his partner but she is worrying if she will be taken seriously or not. There is still that hesitation that even among your loved ones, you hope they will believe you. Medium - Digital Art Size - 11x14 inches

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Blast From the 90s
Blast From the 90s

Charisma Dozier With this illustration I really just wanted to have a fun and energetic throwback to the 90's aesthetic of wild colors and energy. Medium - Digital Art Size - 11x14

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Miles
Miles

Ariel Harbin Meet Miles. Medium - Wacom drawing tablet (digital drawing) Size - 1200 x 1600

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Drip
Drip

Ariel Harbin "When one door closes..." Medium - Painting (black canvas, acrylic paint, brushes) Size - 12 x 12

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Free Consciousness
Free Consciousness

Ariel Harbin The problem, trying to escape itself. Medium - Wacom drawing tablet (digital drawing) Size - 1200 x 1600

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Fashion & Costume Design

Menswear Layers
Menswear Layers

A'Lura-Celeste Stewart A very quirky Menswear look. This costume design would be for an Opera or Musical. He's definity a comical character. His ''over-suit-coat" is too small. The matching shorts are too short. Layered over another coat in a print. Preferably tweed... Layered OVER a zip hoodie and a simple t-shirt. He wears a brogue style boot. Medium - Bristol Board. Mechanical Pencil/ Micro Pen/ Prisma Marker/ Gouache Size - 14 x 17

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Illusion
Illusion

A'Lura-Celeste Stewart This illusion dress is the most recent of my designs. She's inspired by a mask my friend sent me. The mask's material used for this dress really grabbed my attention. The way it caught the light, and it shined. Wow! The dress would be a very simple surplice design. The kimono style sleeves contribute to this ease of wear. While also eliminating the shoulder seam. Medium - Bristol Board. Mechanical Pencil/ Micro Pen/ Prisma Marker/ Gouache Size - 14 x 17

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De-Or
De-Or

A'Lura-Celeste Stewart This design is entitled, De-Or. My favorite designer has to be Christian Dior. This dress was inspired by his New Look. I am a Costume Designer at heart. This design incorporates real life and theater. A sheer printed bodysuit. Matching printed portrait collar trench coat, with accented boned waspie waist. Pleated skirt with a concealed petticoat. And matching blouse. Medium - Bristol Board. Mechanical Pencil/ Micro Pen Size - 14 x 17

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GameOn
GameOn

A'Lura-Celeste Stewart GameOn was a dress I created after reading an article on molding leather hides. The process involves a wooded mold. The leather is submerged in water and stretched across this wooden mold. Nailed into place and left too dry. After completely drying the leather is permanently set into the desired shape. There's a bit of Japanese samurai weaved into this design. Medium - Bristol Board. Mechanical Pencil/Micro Pen/WaterColor/Gouache/Prisma Marker Size - 14 x 17

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Destiny

Destiny

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