I wanted to talk a little about a piece I just finished. I call her “Afrora Borealis”. This painting is inspired from an image posted by Natural Hair blogger, Seriously Natural. I loved the idea of this huge, full head of hair and the regal, unapologetic gaze of the model.
When I see other woman with natural hair around I feel proud. I love the message that it sends that you are enough with your beautiful curls, kinks and the texture God gave you. You are gorgeous and don’t have to change your hair to make yourself more beautiful. You are a queen!
Please don’t get me wrong! I am not knocking any of the other beautiful queens that desire to have their hair straight. That is a personal decision and you must do what’s best for you. We are all different and that’s okay.
Being a natural girl I started to gravitate toward images and art that depicted people that looked like me. And out of this inspiration I’ve create several paintings that celebrated this acceptance of “naturalness.”
I’ve had people ask me, “Why do you paint the women with wild hair? I tell them it’s not wild it’s free, uninhibited, accepting and proud! So I will gladly celebrate and paint these strong naturals that look like me.
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