In times of political revolution, protesting on the front lines might feel like the most visible way to bring about radical change, but it isn’t the only path to freedom — there’s a role for everyone in this fight.
As the Black Lives Matter movement grew, it planted seeds in artists’ minds. And from these seeds grew images of anger, solace, fear, hope, empowerment. Some artists reap signs of peace and serenity, but many find the need to dig deep. For some, it is a call to harvest images of rage. And some crave the therapeutic reprieve that comes from meditating in the garden of pictures they conjure up in their minds.
With all that in mind, we gathered some of the best artwork inspired by #BlackLivesMatter, and asked the artists about their creative process.