'Immersing myself in art has helped me rebuild my confidence and character also refocusing on life as I enter the second chapter, my fifties'. Pieces such as ‘Pain’ reflect the last few years of her artistic journey while things appeared to be good on the outside. She states internally there was a stark contrast   -'I was screaming on the inside battling the pain from life changing injuries sustained in a car crash in 2013 and still trying to establish myself as an artist'.

 

Shifting the spotlight in a positive direction, Dee wanted to celebrate the beauty of black women and self worth.  -‘’Through my work in this collection I wanted to convey black beauty, the new wave of self love and appreciation. Working in the hair industry through the nineties into the new millennium, I was constantly being asked for hair to made to look European so it was to be relaxed or see the addition of weave to give it the so called desirable look. However now women are embracing natural hair more than ever celebrating their true beauty and rocking it with grace’

Dee also paid homage to musicians who have had an impact on her life including Nina Simone and Hugh Masekela 

Pain Tears & Power

OUT OF MY PAIN CAME BEAUTY

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