Multimedia artist Pierre Jean-Louis, paints the universe and nature into black women’s hair

Pierre Jean-Louis is a multimedia artist based in New York and Philadelphia, who has built up quite a social media following as a result of his unique work. Jean-Louis paints mystical images of the universe and nature onto images of black women’s natural hair. His intricate works feature flowers, vines, and even an entire forest, all seamlessly woven into coils and kinks.

‘A lot [of black women] are brainwashed to not appreciate their natural beauty,’ said Pierre . ‘I see so many black queens who feel comfortable enough and proud to show their African heritage so I decided to start this series to let them know how much I appreciate them and their natural beauty.

Jean-Louis even invites his followers to tag him in their photos on Instagram so that he can consider their portraits as well.

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