Milwaukee native Khari Turner’s childhood by the banks of a great lake where he would sit all of the time in reflection has now gone on to inspire most of his artworks. Turner’s paintings present vivid renderings of the eyes, mouth and hands of the Black subjects. A closer look into Turner’s works and you’ll see various mythological and historical characteristics that bodies of water have played in the Black experience. He is known to create abstract works using the water that he collects from the rivers, oceans, etc. that have a some relation to the Black history and then he blends his pigments in those waters. Khari’s highly symbolic works have been showcased at Venice Biennale and other such platforms.