Evolution of The Pick

October 2, 2019

 

Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”.

As I grow my art catalog and explore the many ways to visually interpret the feelings, history, and nuances of our culture, I couldn’t help but dedicate a piece reflecting on our painful history of slavery. Instead of focusing on the hurt and anger of that time I wanted to create something beautiful. The Afro Pick became popular in the 70’s and meant so much more than just a comb for our natural hair. It was a sign of our pride, independence and strength. Juxtaposed against a cotton field as a sign of resilience and uprising, this is the evolution of PICK.

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