Haven’t you heard…Hair is not the necessity for beauty, you are. Bald can be beautiful and Digital Artist Aisha Mohamed is proving this. The 22-year-old shows that when you add black women to anything, it’s an automatic level-up! That’s why it’s exciting to see her ‘I am Not My Hari’ series. The young girl from South-London has taken images of our favourite black beauties and placed them in an ethereal, Afrofuturist realm.
In this series, Mohamed remixes portraits of Danai Gurira, Aweng Chuol and Ataui Deng, placing their rich skin against muted colours that emulate the different shades of the sky at night. A sea of textured stars layer the portraits as if one is staring at a constellation. For Mohamed, I Am Not My Hair gives another perspective regarding the relationship a black woman can have with her hair
And if you’re wondering how Mohamed got into digital artistry?
“This passion of mine actually first came about in my Tumblr days when I was 16 [or] 17, I made a lot of ‘fan art’ but eventually grew out of it,” said the artist. “It was only a few months ago that I picked Photoshop up again, but this time focusing on something very important to me – black women.”