Ever noticed the complex and almost topographical beauty of hair braids sported by African Americans, as well as various other individuals looking to tap into the delicate art of this hair styling technique? Korean-born New Jersey-based artist So Yoon Lym started this ongoing series in the summer of 2008 and by using photos she took of students and strangers, she paints the intricate designs of hair braids in crisp black on white. Fascinating, bold and striking, the series highlights the sophisticated method of braiding which, when we see it so often, we tend to overlook and underestimate. You can see more of the artist’s work on her website here and more of the series in her portfolio here.  Via

so_yoon_lym_023 so_yoon_lym_021 so_yoon_lym_020so_yoon_lym_01 so_yoon_lym_02 so_yoon_lym_03 so_yoon_lym_04 so_yoon_lym_05 so_yoon_lym_06 so_yoon_lym_07 so_yoon_lym_08 so_yoon_lym_09 so_yoon_lym_010 so_yoon_lym_011 so_yoon_lym_012 so_yoon_lym_013 so_yoon_lym_014 so_yoon_lym_015 so_yoon_lym_016 so_yoon_lym_017 so_yoon_lym_018 so_yoon_lym_019

By snapme On Wednesday, August 06 th, 2014 · In Art ,Featured Artists