FarrahJane
FarrahJane

Collage

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VonettaBardot
VonettaBardot

Collage

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EarthaDay
EarthaDay

Collage

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AvaLena
AvaLena

Collage

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Howard Tresses
Howard Tresses

Vintage ad circa 1940, hair

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Your hair can be as luxurious and glamorous as this.
Your hair can be as luxurious and glamorous as this.

Vintage ad circa 1940, hair

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Longer Lovelier Hair
Longer Lovelier Hair

Vintage ad circa 1940, Hair

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Glow
Glow

Collage and acrylic

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A New Kind of Freedom
A New Kind of Freedom

Collage and acrylic

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My vintage series is an exploration into Colorism and Eurocentrism as seen through vintage beauty advertisements and images of celebrity sex symbols from the 1940's-1980's. I find it interesting that throughout history hair and complexion are deemed consistent signifiers of a woman’s beauty and value. I observed through viewing many images interesting connections and dualities between Black and White women of the same era such as Black women bleaching their skin while White women are tanning theirs? 

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