B(9)rn

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Title

B(9)rn

Creator

Stacey A. Robinson
American, b. 1972

Format

archival inkjet print of a digital drawing
52 x 34 inches

Type

print

Description

The Five-Percent Nation (aka) the Nation of Gods and Earths is a Black nationalist movement formed in 1964 by their founder Clarence 13X. Their influence is integral in the originals of Hip Hop culture. Connecting their human relationship to the universe Five-Percenters utilize a coded alphabetical and numerical system which represents attributes for life and self-governance. The numerical system which is called Supreme Mathematics uses numbers 1-0. 1 = Knowledge
2 = Wisdom
3 = Understanding
4 = Culture/Freedom
5 = Power/Refinement
6 = Equality
7 = God 8 = Build/Destroy
9 = Born
0 = Cipher.

In this series I’m providing a visual language to the written meaning of the Supreme Mathematics. An interpretation of what these attributes mean for me. This is a deeper dive into grasping better understanding of Five Percenter lessons and culture I’ve heard growing up.

Source

Gift of the Artist

Collection

Citation

Stacey A. Robinson American, b. 1972, “B(9)rn,” Ewing Gallery Permanent Collection, accessed May 28, 2024, https://ewinggallery.omeka.net/items/show/1447.