Roots

by Maryam Jamal

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This series celebrates hair and the variety of creative techniques applied to its texture. Showing diversity was the goal, by exhibiting many skin tones. This series is dedicated to the art and history of hair, where it can be used as a statement.

Medina Dugger's Chroma, a vibrant project where she celebrated the hairstyles of Nigerian culture, inspired these pieces. Duggwe pays homage to J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere's revered 'Hairstyles' series in her Chroma project.


Maryam Jamal is a 21-year-old painter, illustrator, and visual design student from the heart of Bahrain. Known for her penchant for colourful abstractions, lush textures, conceptual experimentation and depth, every piece is a part of her. Maryam’s intent is for the viewer to explore their own intentions, thoughts, and imagination through viewing her work, as it is a continuous process of give-and-take that fuels her artistic fire.