Maat Silin

M.Silin is a creative-laborer (someone who’s efforts go into creative practices) from Brooklyn, New York. Their work focuses on representation of Black and Brown people, while including statements relating to social justice and dark humor. Aspects of M’s work mostly involves visual arts in regards to illustration, abstract design, and zine-making.

During the pandemic, M was able to team up with mutual aids in Brooklyn, to create artistic endeavors rooted in community solidarity. They help paint and install community fridges as well as creating public murals. In 2022, M has created a zine which focuses on the various food staples in Black and Brown communities in an effort to re-imagine how neighborhoods labeled as “food deserts” can become self-sustainable if they rely on the existing food cultures of their own residents.