AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE SUBCONSCIOUS


Based on the Rorschach ink blot tests, these images question ways of seeing beauty and femininity in the patterns of hair texture/ styling belonging to women of the black diaspora.


The investigative nature of this project also seeks to demonstrate the psychological implications of binary representation within media imagery, and their sociological effects on the identities that are portrayed. The titles of each image are polysemous; they describe the hairstyle, but are also words representative of the respectability politics shrouding afro-centric hairstyling and the resultant expectations of demeanour.



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