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Unicia Buster:
Artist in Residence Exhibition

Explore the vivid costumes, artwork and creations of Unicia Buster, artist-in-residence, on display in the Lora Robins Library. unicia buster art and dolls

Unicia creates stunning and unique compositions that challenge the cultural and social ideals of feminine beauty, the sociopolitical narrative around racism and black lives, and the human impact on environmental issues. Through the use of different media – including paint, textile and photography. Unicia develops her ideas and perspectives over the course of many works to fully explore her subject.

Stay tuned for more information on Unicia Buster’s artist talk: date to be announced.


Friday, July 16, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
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Included with regular Garden admission.Unicia Butler art dolls
Unicia Buster’s work is on display in the Lora Robins Library.

Unicia Buster Artist Statement:

Life itself is an interesting experience, one which I constantly explore. Although another person can relate, each individual life is unique and can only be truly experienced through their own eyes. My art is a reflection of my experiences in life, my observations of the world around me, and my imaginings of a world yet to exist. One series of my art focuses on the societal and cultural impact of African/African American hair and how it speaks specifically to the stories, history, culture and personality of a race of people. Moreover, as I seek to celebrate our hair in my art, we often have to face, conversely, its denigration in society at large. A new series has a concentrated interest in preserving our natural environment and all who live within it; as well as evaluating the role I have played in creating climate change, deforestation, pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. I enjoy working with many different media and I allow the process to guide my art.

Unicia Buster’s artwork and costumes will be on display at The Lora Robins Library at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden through September 30, 2021.

Library hours:
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.