SO YOON LYM ILLUSTRATES HAIR & BRAID PATTERNS

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

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