Makala Fields, owner, and artist of Unspoken Word Designs is based in Atlanta and serves as the Middle School Art Teacher where she encourages art as activism with her scholars.
Through her collage work, Makala explores storytelling, black culture & identity, womanhood, and activism. Her work provides an intricate intimacy that showcases stories through visual and textual imagery. One goal with each mixed-media collage is to provoke thought in the viewer's mind as Makala shares pieces of historical images.
She curated two solo exhibitions in 2013 and 2014 at HOBI Studio and 595 North in Atlanta after two 365 day collage projects. In 2015 she served as a teaching artist in the Woodruff Arts Centers' Arts for Learning Program.
Over the past 15 years, Fields has pioneered a series of Youth Art programs with organizations such as The Ke’Nekt, The Ujaama Fest, KIPP Metro Atlanta, The Southwest Arts Center, The Providence Black Repertory Theater, Big Picture Schools, and Atlanta’s Westview Neighborhood Association.
Fields is currently working on an art curriculum based on Black artists & art techniques from the African Diaspora and a body of work that explores the black woman's commitment to intentional self-care. She is also working on an Open Air Interactive Museum with The Ke’Nekt in Atlanta.