In the spring of 2020, LAND studio proudly selected artist Da’Shaunae Marisa to showcase her work on The Art Wall, a rotating art space on Public Square. Each quarter, a new local artist is picked to transform our cityscape, enriching it with creativity.

From the Artist

The first time I witnessed a billboard of African-American women, I was traveling on the 45 bus to Tri-C. It was a billboard with three black women. I remember looking at it and being surprised because I had never seen women of color presented in that way, and it was very aesthetically pleasing. So, with that inspiration in mind, I tasked myself with creating a representation of women that I would like to see if I were walking around the city—a powerful group of women who are happy, enjoying life with healthy hair and great outfits, coming together and embodying sisterhood and friendship. I created this artwork for the inspiration of all women. I am showing my reflection of beauty, and I encourage others to show their own versions as well.

The artist used William Frederick's clothing for the photoshoot. Founded in 2018, William Frederick is a unisex clothing brand designed, developed, and manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Da'Shaunae Marisa Jackson

Meet the Artist

Da'Shaunae Marisa Jackson

A Cleveland, Ohio native Da’Shaunae Marisa (b.1996), is a photographist and teaching artist based in Los Angeles, CA and Cleveland, Oh. She uses her work to spread stories of power and upliftment to communities of color. Her work explores the ...

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