Black Joy, Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Center - August 2021

 

Inspired by the impact of Black youth on the world, artist Destiny Kirumira collaborated with Drip and Roll and Pink Flamingo to create a self-portrait basketball court mural in the Forest Lawn neighbourhood. 

 

“Knowing that other spaces Black youth are forced to exist in can be unsafe, I wanted to create a space that would celebrate them. The mural really emphasizes and encourages Black youth to find rest in Black joy and that any version of themselves is not only accepted here but is also valued.” - Destiny K.
 

Special thank you to all the additional artists that helped make this project come alive.