Shae, aka She Is This, creates colorful digital illustrations that are fully in bloom. Her work features stylish portraits of Black women that are among artful (and sometimes wear) floral arrangements. Each element is thoughtfully integrated into the larger composition; sometimes, florals flow from headphones while in other instances, the blooms wrap around a figure’s head.
Each piece is vibrant and beautiful to look at. And as Shae explains, they are intended as empowering, too. “More than art for Black girls, ‘She Is This’ is a celebration of women of all colors and beyond,” she writes. “I hope you not only see yourself in my work, but are reminded of how amazing your brown skin truly is. Because this skin, this skin is beautiful.”
Shae sells prints of her work in her online shop.