‘Rose’ 30x40 Acrylic on Canvas

The stories keep coming... lost a job for having a natural hairstyle... can’t go to school... told it’s unprofessional... measuring with a ruler... to ‘do something about this’...
These hairs on your head, just doing what they do, somehow that just doesn’t fit into the picture of what society says is ‘proper’. Fuck that noise.
Rose, named after the flower so beautiful doing what it does naturally. So too are you. When natural hair is a political statement, you being you is an act of courage. I see you, I hear you, and you are loved.

From my 2018 series 'You are Loved'

The Tracy Piper

Tracy Piper is an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter. A kaleidoscope of vibrant color; Tracy’s work tackles the changing landscapes of community and identity in the 21st century. She has shown at both SCOPE Miami and SCOPE New York, and shows all over the world. In 2017 Tracy competed on the hit TV show ‘Skin Wars: Fresh Paint’ and emerged victorious. She graduated from the Illustration program at California College of the Arts with distinction in 2012.

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