Hey Creative Friend, I want to share my newest piece in the Black Crowns Series with you and tell you the story behind the art piece. This piece is entitled “Catching God’s Eye”. It depicts an African American woman in an elegant church hat. Women in generations past, all wore hats or scarves or some type […]
"Black Crowns" is a series of works which explores the African-American hair story
Being born and raised in Africa and then later migrating to America, I came to realize that, just like my skin color, my hair (my black crown), is a symbol of my identity. It is not simply a set of fashion or style choices, I make.
So, I began to wonder about the black crown stories of my ancestors who were brought here to America several generations ago
Which of the hair traditions did they bring with them? Which of these hair traditions still remain among their descendants here in the USA, in Africa, and the diaspora. How did they groom their hair in a country that din't have the potions and hair implements they were used to?
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