Sink In: A Meditation

Duration : 6 minutes, 41 seconds

People looking out at the ocean

Photograph by Angela Hennessy

Join artist and writer Angela Hennessy for a calming meditation.

As a material element in the origin story of Black Americans, the ocean, and water more broadly, holds psychic and spiritual dimensions of both suffering and survival. Inspired by Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, this restorative meditation invites you to settle, sink in, and return to the edge of the sea.

Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based artist and survivor of gun violence. Tending to themes of loss and liberation, her work draws upon mourning practices that activate hair as a material exchanged between the living and the dead. She has received awards from the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Artadia, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Hennessy is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death in contemporary art.

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