Black Girl Magic

Liza Macawili

This piece represents my love and hope for the future of our community. People turn to creatives for hope. During quarantine, while full of anxiety, I decided to draw my friends, models and other creatives who lost their livelihoods during the pandemic, in order to ease my tension. My art represents the beauty in thriving during challenging times.

I come from a visual arts family but I didn’t know what my media was until a friend had me draw with her on black paper. I see the positive in the negative, so this medium opened up a whole new world of art for me. My art is my therapy and is what calms my nerves and gives me hope, and that’s what I want to portray in my subjects.



Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative



Commissioned By


Business Improvement District

Accession Number


Address 4119 Donald Douglas Dr Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.81795, -118.14483

Location Name Long Beach Airport

Primary Materials