Lilian Martinez was the first of her siblings to be born in the United States. Growing up, she didn’t feel like she quite fit in to either culture. From this intersection of identities, her art was born. The Chicago-raised artist now takes things that resonate from her childhood and mixes them with classical elements to create idyllic worlds that celebrate brown bodies. The artist also runs BFGF, a small business where she sells woven blankets, pillows and towels that she designs digitally. Knowing that not everyone can afford expensive paintings, BFGF is her way of making more accessible art objects that people can integrate into their daily lives. On this episode of BESE Meets, we catch up with the artist at her studio in Los Angeles, CA.