ARTIST BUYS A FORTUNE IN HAIR EXTENSIONS
…and what she makes is amazingly inspiring!
Artist Tasha Dougé’s work, “This Land is OUR Land”, is a 5 foot by 3 foot flag made up of different shades of black, dark brown, brown & gray hair extensions! She created it to draw attention to the plight and contribution of African Americans in building the United States.
“I used a braiding technique of elongating the braid without creating a new braid. It was a technique that I had watched for years of getting my own hair braided in African hair shops. Once I was done with all the strands, some 15 feet long, I then stitched them to chicken wire.”