Erika Dalya Massaquoi on Brenna Youngblood's "X"

“When you look at this piece, what you see is a sort of void of blackness. But within that I see, more than a void, I see possibility. I’ve been really interested in this idea of black joy that comes from Malcolm X, he talked about it 35 years ago. This is a direct allusion to the work of Malcolm X . . . ."–Erika Dalya Massaquoi - Seattle Art Museum