Artist Celebrates Natural Afro Hair by Sculpting Her Own Into Amazing Hand Gestures

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Laetitia KY from Ivory Coast
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Laetitia KY is a Côte d’Ivoire-based artist who’s been using her hair as a medium for her latest project.

To show the versatility and durability of black hair, she’s been sculpting her own for a new photo series.

To show the versatility and durability of black hair, she’s been sculpting her own for a new photo series.

She twists her hair into a second pair of hands and with them, she manages to make a range of impressive gestures.

Laetitia put her photo series on Facebook and it became huge – on Twitter, Tumblr and everywhere in between.

‘I always adored hair and hairstyling,’ she told Metro UK.

I always adored hair and hair-styling.

‘About a year ago I saw an album on Instagram presenting African women’s hairstyles in diverse tribes from years ago – the hairstyles those women were sporting are impressive and represented an artform in themselves.

‘It made me want to use my hair as a form of expression. So that’s what I did.

‘What I really am hoping for from this project is to incite people around me to be themselves, and not to be afraid to express themselves.

What I really am hoping for from this project is to incite people around me to be themselves, and not to be afraid to express themselves.

‘We shouldn’t let the fear of negative feedback to stop our creativity because there isn’t anything as nurturing as being oneself.’

She’s worn her hair natural for the past five years and uses extensions for her sculptures ‘to allow more possibilities’.

She says that it’s the texture of her hair that she loves the most.

‘I’ve got the most frizzy on the hair classification scale! It’s a type 4C.

‘As a result, it’s the most versatile hair you can find. This texture gives a beautiful volume to my hair too and I find it awesome!’

As a result, it’s the most versatile hair you can find. This texture gives a beautiful volume to my hair too and I find it awesome!

And you can see more of Laetitia’s amazing work on her Instagram Page.

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