Created in Acrylics, ink, and colored pencil on paper
Waves reminds me of the power of rhythmic, almost mantra like textures, shifting back and forth. Just like the waters, our journeys can be turbulent and chaotic, but they can also be calming, gentle, soothing forces that heal us.
Waves were one of the go to hairstyles and hairgoals for Black boys and teens navigating the murky waters towards adulthood. Transitioning into adulthood was so complicated and fraught, and there can be a pressure to forgo tenderness.
But the beauty of waves is the depth of their waters. The ability to go from powerful bursts to soothing puddles.
Measurements (in inches)
Overall image with frame 10 x 12
8 x 10
window 4 1/2 x 6 1/2