You Belong Here
Standing above Sparkman Wharf and serving as both geographic identifier and guiding principle, Tavares Strachan’s monumental text-based neon installation proclaims “You Belong Here.”
Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Strachan’s artworks have been installed around the world, bringing untold stories to our attention and shining a light on social and cultural histories of which we may be unaware. The artist says, “I’m interested in the unknown, I’m interested in mining that gap, trying to find that space between. Art allows me to meander, navigate from one world to another.” You Belong Here is an anthem for Sparkman Wharf’s core values of diversity, connectivity and community.