Work > The Last Desire of Carmencita 2013

hourly hair, dominican woman, dominican girl, leslie jimenez, race
The Last Desire of Carmencita
(detail) work in progress
sculpture
2013

This installation touches on socially imposed standards of beauty and its relation to straightened hair, which have a direct impact on girls and women of afro-caribbean descend. Here the element hair extends beyond the obvios physical aspects. Focusing on deeper roots where, racism, denial, curiosity and self appreciation, become relevant topics of an extensive conversation.