So Yoon Lym’s Hair and Braid Pattern Paintings

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Based in New Jersey, So Yoon Lym spent years observing and photographing the hair and braid patterns of strangers. These observations eventually yielded a series of meditative, monochromatic paintings with a spiritual dimension. Lym believes that these paintings represents a human connection, a lifeline that connects generations of people who have practiced the same ritual. “The painter and the hair-braider lay down their marks like thier predessecor creator beings, carving and inscribing, creating and being, in turn, creatved by their labor,” writes the artist. Take a look at some of the braid paintings below, images courtesy of So Yoon Lym.

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