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meet ashanti africana

get to know the digital collage queen!
meet ashanti africana

greetings! i'm ashanti, a passionate multimedia artist from michigan specializing in digital art and graphic design. my creative focus revolves around the captivating intersection of motherhood and afrofuturism. these themes are deeply personal to me, as motherhood holds profound significance in my life, and exploring it through my art has been a fulfilling journey.

what inspires you?

i aim to provide a unique escape for like-minded individuals through my creations, allowing them to immerse themselves in different realms. my art becomes a portal to worlds filled with movement, vibrancy, technology, and beauty, providing a departure from the realities of everyday life.

influenced by childhood memories of watching shows like dexter's laboratory and powerpuff girls, i draw inspiration from secret labs, superpowers, and gadgets. these elements form the foundation of my creativity, where i seamlessly integrate myself into scenes, living out my childhood dreams of floating through space on a spaceship while savoring my favorite tea.

"get out of my laboratory" by @africana2

what are some themes you explore in your work?

while there may be pressure to diversify themes for a broader audience, i remain true to what i love. authenticity is paramount in my work, and i believe staying true to my artistic vision allows me to create pieces that resonate genuinely with my audience.

what do you like most about primitives?

i've been really enjoying the primitives platform. unlike some websites, primitives makes it easy and enjoyable to be a part of these creative communities, opening doors to a broader audience that genuinely values and appreciates art. what excites me even more is the platform's seamless integration of monetization options, making it effortless to showcase and collect my art and others. i'm eagerly looking forward to the future possibilities this platform holds for my artistic journey.

"Spinal" by @africana2