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Box Braids No. 2

Stéphane Alexis
From the Chains & Crowns series
Pigment ink on cotton rag paper

Available Sizes
15 x 15 in. / 38 x 38 cm
Edition of 3 + Artist Proof

25 x 25 in. / 38 x 38 cm
Edition of 2 + Artist Proof

Chains & Crowns
 explores Afro hairstyles and their impact on culture from a socio-historical standpoint. As the lineage of these hairstyles is followed, we find the opportunity to understand members of the culture from a technical standpoint, speaking on structure, maintenance, styling, and the history of the people and persons.

Timestamped are these hairstyles throughout members of the artist's communal and individual history, as they’ve cycled through periods of oppression and appreciation through the lens of society and self. Many of these hairstyles deriving from Africa and the Caribbean have been repurposed for survival, adaptation, ingenuity, and creativity. Deeply woven within the roots of Black culture is the influence of style, community, and resilience that has brought growth and character development to many of its members throughout time. This character shift has brought a unique perspective to our Western culture. As we arrive in the present moment, we are free to follow the strands of love, contempt, and overall beauty of what we call “black hair”.
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