Simply stated, Now On View celebrates and showcases the artists of Society6 and their work. Get to know them—and then get lost in their gallery.
As a way of introducing yourself, who are you and what do you do?
I am Mercy Thokozane Minah, a queer, non-binary multidisciplinary artist, and I create art across literary, visual and performance related mediums. I currently live and study in South Africa.
Current city: Johannesburg.
How did you make these?
I make my artwork using the 3D paint feature on my computer.
Where do you draw your inspiration from, and how has being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community helped your creativity?
My inspiration really just comes from observing and being a queer black person who always tries to seek sweetness, safety and joy from wherever I can find it. I find pride and solace in the regular, learning to regard my queerness as a normal part of being a human being; it has taught me to find beauty in every aspect of queerness, which informs the art I create in a major way.
What is the best advice you’ve gotten as an artist or the most important thing you’ve learned?
I used to think I would never be able to share any of my visual art because I could never afford art supplies, like paint and canvas, but I have learned that there are a myriad of ways to create, and that technology literally saves creative lives.
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