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Heinz Blossoming on Albemarle St

Oil painting on canvas representing a gutter in Downtown Baltimore in spring
Oil painting on canvas representing a gutter in Downtown Baltimore in spring Size: 6'x6'

Youth Voices for Consent

In 2019, I developed Youth Voices for Consent (YVC) as a youth-led platform to end sexual violence and the cycle of trauma. In 2020, YVC hired 10 paid Youth Residents ages 14-21 from across Baltimore City. Youth Residents created a zine on the commodification of self care and its aggressive marketing towards Gen Z, as well as hosted a series of public movie nights open to all ages to discuss popular media depictions of consent.

Dumpster Diving in Leipzig

Oil painting on canvas representing strawberries floating in water
Oil painting on canvas representing strawberries floating in water Medium: Oil on canvas Size: 4'x6'

Sarah at Theater Practice

Photograph of a woman taking a break during theater practice
Digital photograph taken in Berlin, Germany during my undergraduate thesis research. My thesis culminated in an anthropological analysis of political theater complimented by journalistic photography.

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About Maia

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

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I've always loved making art. But when I went to college, I decided to study anthropology instead. I liked working with people and the field fascinated me, so I put my art on pause for a couple of years. One of my professors happened to teach visual anthropology - the use of photography, film, and video to enhance the communication of anthropological observations and insights. Visual anthropologists also study how humans rely on what is seen and how they integrate that into their lives.  When... more

Mirkwood Mural

Mirkwood Mural is a public art space for community artists to enrich the landscape of Baltimore. During the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against police brutality, I collaborated with A Human Space to create this affirming reminder to give time to healing. The piece reads, “Our world can heal. I can allow our world time to heal.”

Located on 33rd St and Frisby St across from Giant in Better Waverly and Greenmount Area. Acrylic on wood panel. Art by me. Words by A Human Space. June 2020.
  • Our World Can Heal

    Mirkwood Mural with sun, flowers, and starts that reads, "Our world can heal. We can allow our world time to heal."
    Mirkwood Mural is a public art space for community artists to enrich the landscape of Baltimore. During the COVID-19 pandemic and uprisings against police brutality, I collaborated with A Human Space to create this affirming reminder to give time to healing. The piece reads, “Our world can heal. We can allow our world time to heal.” Located on 33rd St and Frisby St across from Giant in Better Waverly and Greenmount Area. Acrylic on wood panel. Art by me. Words by A Human Space. June 2020.

Youth Voices for Consent

In 2019, I developed Youth Voices for Consent (YVC) as a youth-led platform to end sexual violence and the cycle of trauma. I serve as an adult ally and advocate of the program, reflecting the essential belief that youth have the ability and power to organize with the support of adult leadership. In 2020, YVC hired 10 paid Youth Residents ages 14-21 from across Baltimore City. Youth Residents created a zine on the commodification of self care and its aggressive marketing towards Gen Z, as well as hosted a series of public movie nights open to all ages to discuss popular media depictions of consent. YVC collaborated with an abuse prevention organization to design My Body, My Boundaries, a youth-led workshop that aims to empower children with the tools to speak up and recognize their bodily rights. We designed graphic stickers and flyers to promote our workshops and events.

  • Youth Voices for Consent

    In 2019, I developed Youth Voices for Consent (YVC) as a youth-led platform to end sexual violence and the cycle of trauma. In 2020, YVC hired 10 paid Youth Residents ages 14-21 from across Baltimore City. Youth Residents created a zine on the commodification of self care and its aggressive marketing towards Gen Z, as well as hosted a series of public movie nights open to all ages to discuss popular media depictions of consent.

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