Fantastic Afronauts

By: T'onna Clemons

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Artist Statement

The Fantastic afronauts are on a poetic mission to find friends and work on their gardening skills while sailing through space. The Fantastic Afronauts learn lessons about bullying and friendship, horticulture and equality.I was inspired by Afropunk and Cyberpunk art styles, past current events that revolved around space travel. I want to represent people like myself who aren’t necessarily shown in specific arenas like “space/space travel.” The Afronauts are a representation of possibilities and inspiration for black and brown children.