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Kara Walker

For years Kara Walker has been a client of ours from way back when were located in TriBeCa.  She is always uber cool, laid back, unassuming despite her notoriety as an extraordinary artist who uses her art as political critique with a discerning eye on the back story of history in America and its devastating impact on those who were enslaved here.

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In Kara’s latest installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she has created a monumental statue  entitled “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.” – New York Times

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Kara’s controversial cut-paper silhouettes, which also focuses on the harsh realities of slavery first  brought her to prominence in the art world as a force to be reckoned with.   Ever conscious of this theme and thread of racism that runs through the fiber of American life, Kara discusses in Time Out New York  Magazine, her reasons for being inspired to create the sculptures in this latest installation.  This installation also speaks of the issues of class, race, and gender inequality and the connection between sugar and the slave trade and the continued stickiness of race in America.

Kara Walker & Khamit KinksKara chose a kinky/curly texture with a mixture of colors that offer highlights and an artist flair.

As Kara prepared for the opening night of this latest work, she made an appointment with us to have her hair done and she wanted something a little bigger than her current hair length could provide.  Khamit Kinks Stylist, Jahmillah Collier, created a weave looping at the top of Kara’s head to achieve the desired length and volume that Kara was going for.

kara-walkerIsn’t she beautiful!

Kara is definitely on my list of phenomenal women!  I am inspired by her unique approach to presenting her commentary on society and culture, and I am so looking forward to this latest brain stunner at the Domino Sugar Factory.  Congratulations Kara!