In conjunction with the blog defining beauty, sharing some additional images and poetry related to abstract and cultural beauty.
These Gullah inspired woven creations are made by Sufia Giza-Amenwashu who has recently added weaver to her many talents, which include poetess, documentarian, film festival organizer. Be on the look out for an interview with Sufia coming in January.
Her name is. . .
She strides with a regal pose
Dreadlocks trail down her backside.
Highlights of copper and gold
weave throughout her crown.
Her physique taunt and limber
like that of a dancer.
She bathes in Frankincense and Myrrh.
The glow of olive oil illuminates her ebony skin.
No catcalls follow her along her journeys
for men are breathless by her aura.
Young and old love her the same
the young see the child within
the old garner strength from love she sends.
Cypress trees bow to touch her lips.
Weeping willows encircle her in tender limbs.
She leaves every place better than before her presence.
Her name, you ask. . .
Her name is, her name is, her name is
Beauty. . .
by: Joyce M. Rose-Harris (c) 2006
Most people know Jackson Pollock for his splash type paintings. But early in his career Pollock who was part of the Art Students League of New York created more structured abstract artwork. Look in the lower left corner do you see the drummer?
Fashion is personal. Some mix plaid and polka dots and others dress monochromatically Whatever your preference your choice in clothing helps to set your identity.