Wrapped Original Art

Wrapped Original Art


A woman's portrait done in graphite pencil. Dimensions are 4 3/4" x 8 3/8".



"Wrapped Original Art" is a graphite pencil portrait measuring 4 3/4" x 8 3/8". This artwork features a woman adorned with a traditional African head wrap, recreating the intricate folds and patterns of the fabric. I found the process of detailing the head wrap both enjoyable and challenging. The piece reflects the cultural significance of African head wraps, which often indicated a woman's status, wealth, or community ties. These head wraps are also a vibrant expression of identity and heritage, symbolizing pride and cultural continuity.

My inspiration for this piece stems from the beauty and historical importance of these head wraps, aiming to represent their essence and celebrate their cultural richness in a respectful and appreciative way.

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