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My art is a reflection of me and the most influential women in my life. I credit my family as a source of influence on my work, particularly the women in my family whom I describe as, “powerful women, who have sacrificed, provided and instilled the importance of God and family.” As a 3-D visual artist, my intention is to create art that gives tribute to all women of color and honors their flaws, insecurities, accomplishments, dreams, and aspirations. My art is the way I celebrate them and every woman of color. Through the exploration of various mediums and textures, I work to convey a message of strength, beauty, and resilience, adding depth to each piece. I use the inclusion of faux hair and African print fabrics to highlight the uniqueness and elegance of African American women.

The painting Bantu, was inspired by the "traditional African hairstyle - Bantu Knots," that has been around for over 100 years. Today the hairstyle has been worn in several different ways, and still remains a staple for Black women around the world, especially those wearing their hair in natural styles. The Bantu Knots are worn by women with a sense of pride and it remains a natural hairstyle that has been passed down from generation to generation.

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  • Title: Bantu
  • Creator: Latisha Coleman
  • Date Created: 2020-01-01

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