Artist Larissa Danielle. Courtesy image

It’s hard for mixed media artist Larissa Danielle to name her favorite medium. Much of her work combines paint, sculpture, fiber, and an array of recycled materials on canvas. “I was tired of seeing flat paint,” says the Silver Springs, Maryland, native. “At museums in Washington, D.C., I’d see paintings with fabric and metal. I dabbled in texture and started using more and more of it. It makes pieces come off the canvas.”

Danielle says her signature work “reflects the everyday life, love, and struggles of the strong Black woman” and tackles topics like racism, discrimination, and genderism in both the Black and LGBTQ+ communities.


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