Delany Jackson

Jackson is an Inglewood-born, multidisciplinary artist who spends most of her time questioning her existence in the world as a Black woman living in America. Her work focuses on her perception of reality and obstacles Black women encounter in relationships, self-discovery, and coming of age. Embroidery, an essential aspect of Jackson's practice, is a craft her grandmother passed down to her. The embroidered oil paintings combine modern-day Black hairstyling with pre-colonial braiding and threading. These portraits' productions take hours, sometimes days to complete, similar to the experience that caring and maintaining Black hair requires. In a sense, the use of thread in these paintings reiterates Black women's experience dealing with random people who touch their hair.



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