Description: This sculpture is a 11“fabric and foam head with a base of repurposed Ankara Prints. The head is decorated with a single tiger cowrie, a symbol of divine feminine energy, water energy, and abundance.
The fabric used in the sculpture is a vibrant patchwork of colors and patterns, representing the diversity of women and their experiences. The cowrie shell is a reminder of the power and strength of women, and the repurposed Ankara prints represent the artist's personal connection to her design work.
Artist Statement: This sculpture is part of a series of fabric and foam heads that I am creating that explore the themes of race, gender, and identity. 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.
Artist Bio: 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.