Artist Christopher Martin will discuss his work and how it relates to the Black Lives Matter movement. 5pm
Christopher Martin is a southern raised artist from North Carolina who is currently based in San Francisco. His recent works are tapestry pieces that use cotton as a medium to display the experience of the African Diaspora. He continues to work in this medium alongside graphic design and photography.
My banners tell a surreal story of religion, slavery and freedom. The initial reason for Africans' role in America was for the cultivation of cotton. I use that same material to display my graphic designs on hand cut and sew banners. The process I use is categorized as appliqué. A lot of my images are inspired by past references yet are still relevant to today’s culture and conversation.