Posted by: Dr. Y. | October 27, 2017

African Hair Sculpture?

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Laetitia Ky, with one of her creations, on her head

I would like to share with you the work of Laetitia Ky, an Ivorian artist who makes hair sculptures with her own hair, on her head. What do I mean? Well, just watch the video below. Laetitia has always loved hair braiding and began working with hair from a young age. She started doing hair sculptures last year, and has a big following on Instagram. She uses coat hangers, wires, needles, pins, and threads to make her creations. I knew our hair was special, with the Mathematics of CornrowsAfro Hair: Crown Jewel of African Women and Men, but my goodness, she makes it amazing! The original is on BBC (I updated it on 12/11/2019 with the video from The Art Insider instead). Enjoy creativity at his best!


Responses

  1. That picture certainly looks great an creative. The video doesn’t work on the page though.

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    • Thank you for letting me know. I have updated it with a video from The Art Insider. It is indeed amazing. In the video, Laetitia Ky shares how she inspired a young African girl not to straighten her hair. Amazing! As they, if you can change, affect, just one person, your job is done.

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      • You’re certainly welcome, Dr. Y. Thanks for the updated video. That’s certainly good advice to live by.

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