About the Artist

Mackenzie Owens (she/her/hers): My artwork combines elements of Black history, identity and the cosmos to create an Afro-futuristic look and story told through a feminine voice. By creating imagery celebrating the liberated consciousness of Black folks throughout history, I give thanks to the ancestors of my blood, who guide my inspiration.

About the Artwork + Radical Rest
New Ani : "This piece represents our need to rest and stay connected to ourselves through doing so. Rest is important for sustaining justice because justice does not come quickly or easily; without radical rest anything is unsustainable."