As a woman, and particularly a black woman, it is not only important for me to see myself in my work but also to challenge normalized eurocentric beauty ideals in general and replace them with a more universal ideal of beauty. Referencing my own life experiences, my art therefore explores themes of womanhood and femininity from a black female gaze where juxtapositions of my West African and Haitian background, hip hop culture, riot grrrls feminism, vintage shapes and craftmanship, 90s supermodels, and black pride are weaved into current trends in art and fashion. And while I use different processes and materials in each collection, and I am especially proud to create beautiful drawings of black girls, my aim is always the same - to show that regardless of color or size, all women are magnificently amazingly beautiful.


picture of artist tatiana poblah