Joanne Petit-Frère takes sculpture into new realms with her incredibly complex hair designs, which call upon influences as diverse as math, nature, engineering, chemistry, garment
construction, Old World architecture, Africa and the Americas. In 2017, her work was at the center of a media controversy
after the architectural braided crown she created for Solange Knowles was airbrushed out of the Evening Standard magazine’s cover story. The publication apologized after the singer posted the image on social media and referenced her own song, “Don’t Touch My Hair."