Life Cycles – BSoA Members Fall Show

My Mama Does My Hair was created to celebrate black women and black hair. It also tells a story of my mom and I's relationship. Growing up my mom always has done my hair. From school pictures, to proms, to graduations, to maybe even wedding day. There begins the cycle of black women and hair. My mom does my hair, her mom did her here, and her mom's mom did her hair...and so on. I was also introduced to the hair salon dynamic when I was very young; mature gossip, relationship


“Tiny Warrior” was created as a symbol of joy, power, and tenacity. He represents the fighting nature and strength of Bermudians as well as bravery, growth, and unity. The young dancer is the only one depicted in the painting as we know he belongs to a much larger community of dancers. The single Gombey is a metaphor for social distancing during trying times. The lonely dancer is a reminder that though we will not be joined collectively for Bermuda Day 2020, we are joined in


Created in April 2020, “Miss Bermudiana” was created as a symbol of perseverance, hope, and solidity in trying times. Hollis was influenced by a new form of neighborly love, giving, selflessness, and community, thus depicting her proud deep-rooted identity as a Bermudian female. A Bermuda onion rests on the top of the crown as a symbol of pride, deconstructed Bermudiana petals line the crown as a symbol of beauty, and a high collar to represent strength.