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Leisure Lives

Neon, mirrored acrylic, wood, spray paint, vinyl
12' x 10' x 4'

Leisure Lives is a public installation that honors Santa Monica's Bay Street Beach and the Black spatial imaginary. Only a few miles from Frieze Art Fair, Bay Street Beach was a seaside haven for Black Californians’ recreation in the early to mid-twentieth century. A colorful and illuminating gateway to leisure, Leisure Lives monumentalizes the legacy of the Black pioneers that fiercely protected public space dedicated to Black rest. The installation was activated by the artist’s accompanying performance Swag Surf in the Water,

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