Delita Martin: Between Worlds

May 2021 - May 2022

Between Worlds is a year-long installation in the large window bays extending across the front of BMAC’s Union Station.

Delita Martin reconstructs the identity and role of Black women using symbols and patterns as a visual language, connecting the figures to Black culture and collective African history. The women in her works represent a collective society of women redefining beauty, strength, and their connections to the sacred space. Martin’s process of layering various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collaging, and painting techniques creates a “holding” space where language and identity intersect, creating a new filter for interpretation and offering other narratives for women who have historically been marginalized.