Stressed, Curled, and Pressed?, Lithograph in black ink on white paper, 23 cm x 28 cm, 2022
This lithograph in black ink on white paper is drawn from a self-portrait photograph or "selfie" and a photograph of my mother wearing hair curlers. I reimagined my mother as myself in the near or far future. I'm thinking about a black woman and hair braiding being a part of the identity of a black woman. How does the way hair is manipulated by being curled, stressed, or pressed relate to the changing/evolving mental states of black women.
Cottagecore Foam Roller, Lithograph in black ink on white paper, 48 cm x 32 cm, 2022
This print is drawn from a self-portrait photograph or "selfie" of the artist. The artist is wearing a prairie or "cottaogecore" style of dress with her hair in foam rollers. the artist's hair is straightened with a hot comb and rolled in foam curlers or rollers to create curls. The artist is representing the seps that black women sometimes take in order to be presentable in society. The "cottagecore" style of dress is often seen as representing American slavery when worn by a black woman.
Wear your scarf nightly. Lithograph in black ink on white paper, 65 cm x 50 cm, 2022