this started as a second juneteenth design but ended up being more about the timelessness and immutability of black joy. researching juneteenth traditions sent me down a wonderful rabbit hole of photos of segregated beaches like sag harbor in ny and highland beach in md. these beaches were created for and by black people as safe spaces; spaces where we can be ourselves, relax and just enjoy. the photos are absolutely joyous. even though some of pictures are almost 70 years old, the people, the poses and attitudes reminded me of my trips to the beach with my friends.
dimensions: 23" x 23"
pre-washed 100% cotton