'The Hood', is Afatasi The Artist's, second (TAPA)stry piece. It speaks to how racism within our government and banking systems created the hoods that we know and love today. How people from all over live in the hood due to various circumstances, and still dare to hope and dream.
This is Afatasi The Artist's fifth (TAPA)stry piece. A play on the biblical story of the "The Three Wise Men", this piece speaks to the layered and complex relationships mothers have with their daughters. The central panel is representative of Afatasi and her two sisters. The light emitted from the guiding star, contains all of the broken English/Samoan phrases Afatasi and her sisters grew up hearing from their mother.
THE AFRO! AFRO PUFFS! THE 'FRO HAWK! THEE FINE-APPLE! THE AFRODISIACS! You're invited to an Afro Bloc Party hosted by Afatasi The Artist! Celebrating various Afro-Hair Styles, in two color-ways, this is one bloc party print you do not want to miss! So pull up! Join the bloc party!