Christian McKoy is the artist behind the Instagram account @3rd_eyechakra, and yes - she does take commissions!
“Afro-futuristic/fantasy/fashion” is the trio of words Christian McKoy uses to describe their Instagram account @3rd_eyechakra. The words “black trans and femme lives matter” feature in their bio, and upon scrolling down McKoy proves that not only do they matter, but that the subjects of their art are, in fact, superhuman.
“I love the idea of black people, women especially, shown as divine beings. We don’t see a lot of both of these concepts in any art form and I mean if I personally want to see it more why not contribute and make my own?” - McKoy
From venerating icons like Imma Asher as the ‘Goddess of dance and movement’ by adding extra limbs to her already incredibly talented body, to giving Dazed 100 model Adesuwa Aighewi tentacles, McKoy shows the black community, more specifically dark skinned femmes both cis and trans, in a fantasy setting to show representation and beauty.
Follow McKoy on: Instagram, Twitter, and support her work through Patreon. Continue reading the interview with the artist at: The IG account turning POC into beautiful, otherworldly beings on Dazed.
BLACKX notes: although the article & quotes curated from Dazed refer to McKoy as "they/their," as of Jan 2020, the artists lists pronouns as she/her on her Instagram page. :) All images via @3rd_eyechakra