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"Good Hair" is an ongoing oil painting series, focusing on the cultural importance of hair styling and hair care amongst black people. The painting series is a celebration and exploration of both individuality as well as commonness. A stepping stone to a future project focusing on individuality. 

The first selection of paintings adopts a window viewing aesthetic, peering into intimate moments of hair care, and creating images of familiar scenes. The intricate borders, designed as a way of elevating the sitter, take there influence from elegant Persian rug designs and William Morris prints

The windows