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Krystal Ball - Black Diamond

Krystal Ball’s Black Diamond was inspired by a Marcus Garvey quote, “a people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” The mural explores the past through the use of patterns on a path to represent pre-colonialism, slavery, segregation and freedom. A female figure is shown in the center, outlined by and reflecting silver to represent strength, beauty, and resistance. Silver is also used to commemorate Kuumba’s 25th anniversary.

The leaves represent growth, and help viewers reflect on our responsibility to know our roots. The surrealist elements achieve a sense of divinity, but the composition is relatable thanks to the use of cultural memorabilia. The female figure adorns herself with a Maasai neckpiece typically worn by married women in Kenya, which symbolizes the union of our past and present.

Black Diamond is presented as part of our current Visual Arts exhibitions and runs until June 7, 2020. Learn more here.

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Saturday, February 22
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Sunday, February 23
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Monday, February 24
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Tuesday, February 25
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Wednesday, February 26
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Thursday, February 27
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Friday, February 28
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
Saturday, February 29
10:00am – 9:00pm
South Corridor - Bill Boyle Artport
235 Queens Quay West
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