My name is Sean Saifa Wall.  I’ve always been determined. I was always driven by aspirations attached to big ideas.

EMERGE came to me in 2006.

As a child I sold leftover lightbulbs at my older sister’s church fundraiser, and the image of the lightbulb stuck with me as a fitting testament and symbol of my determination.

EMERGE is intended to uplift, inspire, and specifically to show that it’s never too late for long-held dreams to manifest.

It is time to EMERGE.



EMERGE is a cross disciplinary project that aims to create social impact through visual artistry. In addition, EMERGE reflects on and creates space for critical conversations on African American culture. EMERGE will contribute to both local and national dialogue through socially motivated projects that will raise awareness of inequity and juxtapose that with resilience.