Lorna Simpson

i absolutely love love love the Gold Head series by American artist Lorna Simpson – which are actually all for sale over at Art.Sy. the pieces are made using ink and embossing powder on paper. so simple & beautiful.

“Lorna Simpson’s works explore the experience of African American women in contemporary society. Simpson’s imagery is culled from both original photographs and those she collects from eBay and flea markets. In order to make her subjects elusive or adaptable to any narrative, Simpson rarely depicts them from the front, and instead shows them from behind or with their faces and eyes obscured or omitted. Placing an emphasis on the social and political implications of African hairstyles and textures, her 1994 piece Wigs (Portfolio) presents an almost scientific study of hairpieces, aiming to underscore the wig as a tool of conformity and agent for physical transformation.”Art.Sy

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5 Responses to Lorna Simpson

  1. call me debbie Monday 22 October, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    For some reason they are very calming and soothing for the eye. They remind me of my vacations in Cyclades islands. The wind-in-your-hair effect maybe is responsible for this. :)

     In Whirl of Inspiration

  2. stephanie Monday 22 October, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    wow, so simple and so beautiful. seemingly effortless, which i always admire!

  3. Kelli Monday 22 October, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    So, so beautiful.

  4. Corner Story Tuesday 23 October, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Ridiculously beautiful, love.

  5. Rachel Friday 26 October, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    I can’t handle these. So amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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