Kimberly Morris

What is beauty, what is beautiful to the world I live in today?
Being a multi-ethnic individual of Creole heritage has played an enormous role in the way I view the world around me. I am of African and European decent; this greatly influences the way I experience society. Through the lens of beauty, I examine my position in the diaspora. Pressures of fitting into what majority culture defines as normal, neater hair and constrictive body type casting dictate my daily routine. Tangled in a mixture of black and white are the constant changes in trends and standards layered onto the historical weight of my skin.
I am questioning the judgment that is placed on not only me but on those who navigate the world with this same burden.

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Kimberly Morris
kimberlymorrisstudio@gmail.com

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Relics: Past, Present, Future (2017)
Materials: Artist hair, synthetic hair, metal, plaster .

White Supremacy Fears Me (2018)
Needle point. Thread artist hair.

Hot, Wet, Burn (2016)