The Artist Sculpting Gravity-Defying Hair Art

Hair sculptor Laetitia Ky creates gravity-defying hair art. In the Ivory Coast of West Africa, Ky’s craft was originally inspired by photographs of women in pre-colonial Africa wearing their traditional hairstyles. Natural, afro-textured hair is often politicized — But in Ky’s work it becomes a powerful medium that tackles feminist and political subject matter.

Gravity-defying hair art.

Posted by 60 Second Docs Presents on Friday, August 2, 2019