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DMTV Milkshake: B. Robert Moore on Creating + Defining Your Narrative as an Artist

In this week’s Milkshake episode, B. Robert Moore wants his fellow Black artists to know: The time has come for their work to receive the attention it deserves. “I think, as a black artist, this is the best time to seize the day,” he says. “Start your business, create your work, put it out there and be vulnerable. Be independent if you can. I think there’s a beauty in it, even if it starts as a hobby.”

Moore is from Iowa, and the American Heartland figures prominently in work like Harvesting Humanity (2020), for which he projected images of “Black icons of the past” onto iconic Midwestern structures: barns and silos. His work illuminates a dolorous past and an uneasy present, with an eye, nevertheless, to a hopeful future. “I think what’s possible for Black artists is endless today, more than ever, and I think it will only get better,” says Moore, whose celebrity fan base includes Lena Waithe, Taraji P Henson, and Taye Diggs. Read more HERE, on DesignMilk. Supporting Video.


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