Salt Water by Garden of Journey (2021)

The Avenue Concept Providence Downtown Public Art Tour 2024

Salt Water by Garden of Journey (2021)

Providence, Rhode Island 02906, United States

Created By: The Avenue Concept


Location: Near 134 Mathewson St

Salt Water by Garden of Journey (Georgie Nakima) explores a theme of creative energy versus destructive energy, featuring two imaginary figures who serve as yin and yang. It is based in Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic and philosophy that explores the African-American experience and African diaspora through science-fiction and fantasy.

Material: C2 Paint, Montana Gold Spray Paint

Artist IG: @gardenofjourney

Sponsors: supported by The Isenberg Family.
Additional sponsorship and community input provided by Adler's Design Center & Hardware, 100 Washington St LLC - partners David Stem & Lori Quinn, Hilton Providence, Down City Parking LLC, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.


What part of the mural draws your eye most? Why? What is taking place in that part of the mural?

Note the repetition of shapes in the mural. Why do you think the artist chose those elements and used them in that way?

The artist uses a lot of color in the faces of the women. How does that create shape to the faces?

What do you know about Afrofuturism? How does Afrofuturism inform and enrich this work?

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Avenue Concept Providence Downtown Public Art Tour 2024


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