© Sonya Clark. Courtesy Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Not for reproduction or publication.
Black Cross Worn Thin II
Date: 2012
Medium: Plastic combs, thread
Dimensions: 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2012
Object Number: 2012-1
About: Sonya Clark uses a variety of unusual materials for her sculptures—beads, combs, and human hair being just a few. Black Cross Worn Thin II is part of the artist’s Comb Series, in which she relates hair type to race politics. The broken teeth of the woven combs represent a struggle and create, as the artist explains, “the music of a new order.”
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