When Joy Comes

By: Tywree Bailey

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Artist Statement

I want my art to challenge perceptions and stereotypes of black lives. I want people to see the wholeness of our blackness, our beauty and our humanity.

“When Joy Comes” was born out of the desire to see the joy that isn’t seen nearly as much as black pain and struggle. It is also to remind us that joy always comes.