Mer Young

Long Beach, CA
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Mer Young has created a body of artwork manifested in collages, drawings, paintings, and public artworks. Young's artworks aim to inspire, celebrate, and elevate repressed Indigenous, First Nations, Native cultures, and women of color. Her works also focus on matters of immigration and the uprising to justice, equality, and complete freedom of Black Lives.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

Nature has always inspired my works. As people of this world, we are nothing without it.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

It is about respecting the ground we walk and all living things that breathe and grow—and continuing to do this until we return back to the Earth and leave into spirit world; to maintain this world, so that the future of our children can inhale clean air and thrive as we are.

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