Details:

This sculptural relief casts hoop earrings from 1990s hip-hop culture as celebratory symbols of female empowerment and maturity while also evoking an ancient carved tablet.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Large Composition with Round Earrings, Heart Earrings and Bamboo Earrings with Twelve Gold Impressions

This sculptural relief casts hoop earrings from 1990s hip-hop culture as celebratory symbols of female empowerment and maturity while also evoking an ancient carved tablet. Brown's pieces are presented as if they were artifacts from another era. She explores both the anthropological and aesthetic dimensions of her materials.

Specs:

33 inches
45 inches
2 inches
45 inches

③ Artist:

LaKela Brown

LaKela Brown sculptural reliefs evoke ancient art forms such as hieroglyphic wall carvings or cuneiform relief tablets. She references 1990s hip-hop culture by using rope chain necklaces, gold-capped teeth and chicken heads, while posing door-knocker hoop earrings as celebratory symbols of female empowerment and maturity. Brown presents her pieces as if they were artifacts discovered from another era in museum-like displays that invite examinations as much anthropological as aesthetic.

LaKela Brown:
Large Composition with Round Earrings, Heart Earrings and Bamboo Earrings with Twelve Gold Impressions, 2021
Plaster and acrylic
45.0 × 33.0 × 2.0 inches /
LaKela Brown:
Large Composition with Round Earrings, Heart Earrings and Bamboo Earrings with Twelve Gold Impressions, 2021
Plaster and acrylic
45.0 × 33.0 × 2.0 inches /