Tag: Artist

Artist Banksy on migrant crisis: ‘All Black Lives Matter’

LONDON—Street artist Banksy affirmed “All Black Lives Matter” on Saturday in explaining why he is sponsoring a search-and-rescue ship that picked up dozens of African migrants adrift in the Mediterranean Sea this week. The ship, the MV Louise Michel, appealed for help and a safe port Saturday, saying that it had rescued so many people…

St. John’s, N.L., artist ranks icy downtown streets in ski hill map design

ST. JOHN’S, N.L.—An artist’s imagining of St. John’s, N.L.’s downtown streets as a ski hill map has resonated with winter-weary residents recovering from the year’s first major winter storm. Sophie Harrington’s map ranks the neighbourhood’s narrow streets, often slicked with ice and snow during winter months, based on difficulty level from green to the challenging…

Toronto tattoo artist hopes Black Panther pieces instil pride, dispel myths

TORONTO—When Black Panther hit theatres, Toronto tattoo artist D.C Nchama saw an opportunity to fill a void, instil a sense of pride and dispel myths in his craft. Inspired by the film’s Afrofuturism esthetic and African cultural motifs, he designed a series of Black Panther tattoos and recently inked one them, of a Dora Milaje-style…