Carrie in the Salon photo by Deborah Willis. The experience of black hair salons and what this scared space actually means. Understood as a non-negotiable experience used to uplift and protect our crowns. This is my take on the art work.
I'm just glad there is an "excitement" after all these years and that's truly the lesson and blessing.
Blending paint is probably one of my most rewarding therapeutic art techniques. I literally dive into a deep mindful state.
If you haven't tried printing your artwork on canvas I highly recommend it. Your customers will appreciate it and you can keep your art. Queen Bee Art
Dr. Finley’s works also published this year, My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South (Yale University Press, 2018), accompanies the exhibition History Refused to Die: Highlights from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through September 23, 2018.