My name is Gelila Mesfin and I am an Ethiopian Artist. The inspiration for my art work comes from African culture and black women. The abundance in color as well as patterns are influenced by traditional African clothing and vibrant prints. My subject matter heavily focuses on black women because for a long period of time they were misrepresented and not fully appreciated as muses in the art community. My art is meant to uplift and celebrate the rich ancestry, heritage, culture and beauty that black women posses.
"To create is to be free, and to be free is to create"