Artist Spotlight: Alanna Airitam

I had the pleasure of working with San Diego artist Alanna Airitam on her "Being Heard" series; a thoughtful look at the diverse lives of woman who often find themselves stressed, anxious, and unheard in todays society.

Her latest series is called The Golden Age; drenched in opulence, royalty, and inspired by masters like Botticelli, her rich textures and romanticized subjects are exquisite. What makes Alanna's homage different is the bodies she chose to adorn. She features black bodies, of all shapes, ages and sizes. The Renaissance after all, wasn't exactly known for it's diversity. Alanna's series is a love letter to Harlem, a plea to save it's great landmarks from gentrification.

Bravo lady, I am so so proud of you!