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Our Natural Hairitage

Ella Webber's avatar Ella Webber

The images shown, are four silicone sculptures of African American women expressing natural hair. In the past, many African American women were ashamed of having their hair being considered "Nappy," but also were afraid of the natural "Afro." So instead of wearing their natural hair, women decided to add hair extensions and hair relaxers for a more straighter look. Most women wanted their hair texture to be accepted, but also wanted hair that fits in with other cultures. Fortunately in today's society things have changed, as the women are quickly drifting away from chemicals and hair extensions. You will now see more women appreciating the natural beauty that the Lord has given them. This is a trend that has resurfaced and is now considered "Going Natural," and appreciating Our African Heritage.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 feet
  • Medium: Silicone, Human hair, mixed media
  • Width: 3 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5 feet