(mĕi + mane)
The Chinese word for beauty, 美 (mĕi), combined with mane, another word for hair, is the inspiration for this project.
Hair is often a defining point of one’s physical appearance and can also be used as a form of expression. The beauty in both humans and animals is our diversity, and my goal is to capture this by incorporating animals into different types of hair textures, colors, and shapes.
As I explored different hair types, I wanted to emphasize that that there is no set standard for beauty; it is what makes people unique that makes them beautiful.