Female, 2018

Acrylic paints, wood panel

Dimensions: 36" x 48" x 2"

Image courtesy of the artist

Chiharu Roach

Birmingham, Alabama

Chiharu Roach is known for her “Tangled Hair” portraits of females, with animals and insects interwoven in the hair of the subject where each strand of hair is intricately painted with her custom tiny brushes. Roach was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan and uses animals to express the spiritual connection between humans and their range of behaviors and emotions. Her work symbolizes the different memories and feelings our minds create that affect our lives. She paints each hairline as a prayer for her clients, future owners, and a special friend who is not with her anymore.