SHE WHO GIVES & BREATHS LIFE

The ankh is the symbolic representation of both Physical and Eternal life and is the original cross.

It represents the unity between male and female and the loop at the top symbolises the womb of a woman and the vertical line represents the male.

This painting depicts the power of the divine feminine to both create and sustain life.

For she the backbone of the universe, the queen. .

On to others she both gives and breaths life 

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DINAH

A celebration of Rastafari, This piece uses texture and colour to celebrate the crowning  of the locs. The antenna to the universe.   

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DINAH

ESSENCE

A sister to Dinah, this two piece celebrates the head wrap in its full glory.

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DINAH

UNPICKING SYMBOLS

FOR SALE: ORIGINAL AND PRINT

The headwrap has undergone several iterations throughout black history. As a descendant of the cloths that adorned the heads of women in ancient Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa, it’s come to represent the cultural and historical lineage that the African diaspora have maintained.

At one stage in African American history black woman, as they were forced by their salve owners to cover their hair. This was used as a sign of poverty and subordination.

However this was not the same  in  black populations throughout the world who were not tarnished by the transatlantic slave trade,  and it is not the story of the headwrap today. It has become a powerful shorthand for the kind of beauty that has been pitted as the antithesis of white femininity.

Headwraps in todays society are seen as a cultural alternative to mainstream beauty, even within the black community and has morphed into an expression of black resistance to western beauty standards.

DINAH

MY SISTERS KEEPER

Rastafari is all bout peace and love. Often misunderstood and misinterpreted, this work explores the fundamental basics of rastasfari beliefs.

DINAH