VCU department chair themes art around hair

November 9, 2014 1:00 PM

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Comb through the life story of Sonya Clark and it's easy to see how she came to craft works of art themed around hair, a provocative and politicized thread of identity.

Her maternal grandmother was a tailor in Jamaica who taught her to sew and gave her an appreciation for things handmade. As a young child, she possessed weak eyesight and a keen sense of touch. Her childhood home in Washington was across the street from that of the Beninese ambassador, whose teenage...

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