Over the past two weeks, the young ladies taking part in our “Girls Identified” class have been documenting their hairstyles in reponse to the art work of Lorna Simpson. You can see Simpson’s work in the hairstyle series (paired with text) and the lovely ink drawing on pale yellow paper. Simpson’s work explores identity and uses hair as an expression of that identity. In this all-girls class, the students are reinterpreting Simpson’s use of ink to make their own portraits of themselves. As most will know, it doesn’t take much arm-pulling to get a 13 year old girl to investigate a hair-do - what’s great about this class, is they are taking that interest to an entirely new level.