Sharon Norwood

Artist Sharon Norwood: Fine Art and Sculptures

My work often deals with issues of identity where I use hair as a medium to explore complex relationships. The work, aims to create a dialogue that speak in nuanced ways to issues of race, gender and class. The work interrogates the line which forms the basis of a lot of my work. The curly line at times become a metaphor for the black body while at other times it is the kinky hair. I enjoy the shift between hair and line, how at one moment the work is read as hair while at other times it is simply a decorative mark. The line serves dually as simple gestural mark making and as racial markers for curly kinky hair.