Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2022 Artist

Clara Nartey


Coils and Shells


40” x 30″


This piece celebrates the fragility and strength of the Black woman. There’s something unique about Afro textured hair. It redefines the standards of feminine beauty. Instead of growing long and downwards, it grows up. It has a strong personality. Not only does it defy beauty standards, it defies gravity. Yet it is one of the most fragile of all hair types.