I am Malachi Lily, Maggie Lily, Slug Lord, the Holy Hawkmoth, cutty black sow.
Temple of Sirius, 2019
Malachi Lily is a shapeshifting, black, genderfluid poet, artist, curator, and moth. They connect to the Collective Unconscious via energy work, Active Imagination, mysticism, myth, magick, folklore, and fairy tales. This channelling often takes the form of poetry and illustration, as well as the curation of gallery and performance events, exhibitions, and experiences of queer, black joy. Their art forms a tangible permeation into the concept of Oneness - living in the reality that we all are manifestations of the same source energy and we are connected through infinite possibilities of forms. They offer methods to break these individual barriers and reveal the symbols, archetypes, emotions, and lessons that exist in everyone as a collective consciousness to support in transformation of who we are and the reclamation of the spiritual body of black and brown people. Currently they are the 2019 Curatorial Fellow at Vox Populi and DaVinci Art Alliance. Born and based in Philadelphia, they’re living as a freelance artist balancing all of their passions.