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Affirmation Space is a temporary art installation that transforms a gallery into an art experience and creative space. There is beautiful Black art in the space that took me, that took us years to make, but without people using the space to gather in good ways it's just art on the walls…..amazing art….but just art.  The real art of Affirmation Space happens when people in the community use the space to ground, tap into self, share dreams and truths, collaborate, create, rest, or let go and just be themselves in the space. The real art is community created their own events in the space after experiencing the space and seeing the full potential for what is possible when a Black artist creates space and art with the intention to bring people closer together.  

Affirmation Space is my attempt as a solo and collaborative artist to share my body of work as a vision for what an art space could be. It is a space where I want people to feel inspired, held, affirmed, and free to use the space in multiple ways. It is an evolving space that is held down by myself Bayou Bay and author/circle keeper Saba Shabazz (Sean Stewart). Affirmation Space is not a non-profit, is not an organization, or a permanent space as of yet. In its 1st and 2nd iteration it was installed in the Northrup King Building from May of 2022 to March of 2023. Spending its final three months in the Public Functionary main gallery.  In the summer of 2023 we held our first outdoor installations, "Nature's Affirmations" & "Water Whisperers".  The dream for the space is to become a permanent space at some point in the future, but for now it is prepared to be installed in a multitude of spaces in and outdoors.

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