You Are Not a Fluke

affirmation by britta b Britta B’s piece Fluke which I saw at the Art Gallery of Ontario last week is a good example of what an affirming experience it can be to view art.  britta b spoken word poetBritta is a spoken word artist and slam poetry champion from the Regent Park neighborhood of Toronto. fluke by britta b

Her work Fluke consists of a large glass jar sitting on an old ink stained school desk.  You are invited to put your hand in the jar and take out one of the folded colorful papers inside.britta b's affirmationYou read the affirmation printed on the card and then refold it and return it to the jar. While you look at Fluke you can listen to Britta reciting a poem which contains lines like ……

You are not a fluke. You know everybody’s got their insecurities, their flaws, and disadvantages, but nobody’s got you.  You are not a fluke.card from britta b's affirmation

Artist Britta B thinks most people lack affirmation. They do too much negative self talk. She wants everyone to know they deserve to be cared for.  Britta B says we have to keep reminding ourselves of all our good qualities. 

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3 responses to “You Are Not a Fluke

  1. Gordon

    Seen this exhibit in Toronto today. Was wondering could I get my greasy mitts on the audio recording of your poem? I fell in love a little lol

  2. I am grateful to Mary for this post!! Such a special write up and acknowledgment for me.

    Gordon – you can dig up the track here on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/missbrittab

    Thanks for listening, reading and commenting!
    Britta B.

    • So pleased you read my post Britta. I’m glad you liked it. I give tours at an art gallery in Winnipeg and have learned first hand just how healing art can be. Your work was a good example of that. MaryLou

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