Afrofuturism is a literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past. First coined by Mark Dery in 1993 and explored in the late 1990s through conversations led by scholar Alondra Nelson, Afrofuturism addresses themes and concerns of the African Diaspora through a technoculture and science fiction lens, encompassing a range of media and artists with a shared interest in envisioning black futures that stem from Afrodiasporic experiences. wikipedia
When I discovered Sheeba Maya’s art shop on Etsy and fell in love with the beautiful faces and detail in her pieces, I couldn’t look away.. so I had to make your life better as well and share. They are truly magical to me and I’ll be treating myself to one of her works soon.
all artwork ©Sheeba Maya