Artist: Alisa Banks

Title: Inheritance

Attribution: Inheritance, 2022 Alisa Banks

Year: 2022

Materials: Wood (walnut), pigments (soil, indigo, acorn, walnut), paper (cotton, abaca, human hair, dye), synthetic hair, human hair, glass, sterling silver, lily, beeswax, aromatics

Dimensions: 10.5” x 10.5” x 4”H

Image Statement: Inheritance focuses on hair day, a custom prevalent in many Black households in the US andthroughout Africa and the diaspora. The act of hair grooming is an opportunity to share history, stories, and traditions. Inheritance is a portable writing desk containing a quilt, a brush, a bound book, and an “inkwell” containing scented “pomade.”