Description: This 11” fabric and foam head is part of a series of sculptures by JUNNY®️ that explore the themes of race, gender, and identity. The head is made from a vibrant patchwork of upcycled fabrics, including Baule Cloth, fashion kente, ankara butterfly print and an upcycled denim shirt. The circles & circle base represents the journey of women of color, who often have to reinvent themselves as they navigate the world. The sculpture is a powerful reminder of the strength, power, and beauty of black women.
I am interested in using these heads to represent the different facets of my own identity as a black woman. I am also interested in exploring the ways in which African textiles and symbols can be used to represent strength, power, and beauty.
JUNNY®️ is a multi-hyphenate artist who works in textiles, fiber, and writing. She is known for her fabric and foam heads, which she uses to explore themes of race, gender, and identity. Her work often incorporates repurposed textiles from her work as a fashion designer, as well as materials such as cowrie shells, beading. JUNNY also writes poems and other written works that accompany her art, inviting her audience to journey with her through her exploration of various art forms, textile repurposing, and race, community, culture, and identity.