|The Artist-Daisy Giles|
As an artist/illustrator, I have to give it up to someone who I stumbled across in one of my favorite fashion on-line magazines Clutch. Magazine. Her name is Daisy Giles from the Twin cities (Minnesota) and will be receiving her BFA very soon. As I was reading the article, I was so intrigued on how she described her artworks and her paintings of beautifying and elegant use of black natural hair. I have never seen something like this before. For most African American women, having natural hair was considered "bad hair". Within and outside of the culture we were told to straighten by any means necessary. Being nappy did not equal happy for many of us. But, for me in 2003, I had decided to do the Big Chop. The big chop away from the "white crack" (a.k.a chemical perm), chemically damaged hair and start fresh. I had no hair but, my little curl of new growth and I absolutely loved it. I remember rubbing my hand over my head and thinking OMG I really like this. I also remember my
But, to each its own though. Hair is just hair whether you rock it curly, straight, relaxed, nappy, dreaded, braided. But, when I saw Daisy's paintings with the use of black natural hair, I was truly inspired and thought they are absolutely gorgeous.
|All about Hair Collection, Daisy Giles|
|Pomis-Roses, Roses Collection. Daisy Giles|
|Untitled, Oil on Canvas|
|Mette, Oil on Canvas|
I have to say I am new, true fan of hers and I wish her the very best. And a congratulations in advance on her BFA! I hope to see her works in exhibitions a little closer to where I live. Check out her website at http://daisygiles.com/home.html