Angel Smith is a multimedia artist under the stage name ace. They are a major in African and African American studies at Stanford University repping Chicago with their whole heart. Angel writes with and for her ancestors as well as the black people imagining liberation from the settlement of our bodies by colonial powers. Their current projects focus on the alchemy of love recognizing the ritual power accessible when we meditate on healing the dissonance between body and earth. As a member of ESO they seek to spread the knowledge that we are all part of a collective consciousness that we call the universe.
Allen is an artist in the production of music, lyricism, and creates visual art for the ESO collective. Allen studies Cognitive Science at the University of Southern California and reigns from the Chicagoland area. Allen strives to put truth into and build story from his music through experiences in order to elicit introspection in listeners! Hismusic centers around rap and lo-fi influenced sounds. The youngest of the collective, Allen typically manages social media and marketing.
Blake is a vocalist, song writer, and a visual artist. She uses mystical ideology to inspire her creativity and to give purpose to her work. She is a healer whose found purpose in enlightening, inspiring, and encouraging people through the art that she creates. Most of her art is centered around exposing different aspects of consciousness, and uplifting the feminine spirit throughout society.
Brent is a creator who specializes in music, illustration, and lyricisism. His art reveals the world through an introverted mind while remaining conscious of other perspectives. Brent shares his life experience in the same way a good friend would walk into the street first so you don’t have to worry about the cars. Enjoy the cinematic reality of someone who does whatever he wants.
colby is a multimedia artist with a current focus in poetry, visual art, and music (aka .cellestia*). Thru their creations they aim to encourage open & honest personal and collaborative expression in hopes of inspiring others to feel free to do the same. As someone on a continued path of embracing their complex identities, .cellestia* is grateful for the communities that have given them Grace in the journey. They are working to honor those communities in all that they do and draw strength from the tradition of artistry in their ancestry.
Jamie is a multimedia artist, with a particular interest in drawing and painting. They study Art Practice at Stanford University. They are completing their thesis around the ideas of exorcising trauma as a collective effort through altar work, free association prayer, and renaming or reconjuring those spaces which our minds have distanced ourselves from out of protection. They emphasize letting the affective work of their art move through a medium rather than picking a medium before creating the piece, leading to multimedia works that combine still image, moving image, installation, sound, and/or creative writing.