This beautiful art is the work of Dominique Butler, an African American artist in Baltimore. She is an active member of Hinenu: The Baltimore Jewish Justice Shtiebel. We were pleased to compensate Butler for our specific reuse of her beautiful image.We were introduced to her work through The Radical Jewish Calendar, which featured Butler's work last year.
"Dominique Butler is a painter who primarily works in gouache and oil. She grew up in a small farm town in northern Vermont and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s of Art in Drawing, Painting, and Art History from Drew University in 2017.
Her recent work revolves around viewing nature through the eyes of a person of color. Her paintings are captured images of the environment that are often overlooked. These pieces touch upon the distinct disconnection between black bodies and the great outdoors; prompting the viewer to question why nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism are white dominated."