27-year-old Korean graffiti artist Royal Dog is creating stunning murals of black women in the traditional Korean hanbok.
It is not clear whether these murals are designed to represent Afro-Korean women, or if they are simply black women reimagined in traditional Korean attire. The murals, which appear in both California and Korea, often include inspirational text. One reads “a flower has bloomed” another “you will be a blessing.”
In this video, Royal Dog seems to suggest that he is inspired by the resilience of black women.
“There is a black woman in Korean traditional dress and there’s flowers and trees and letters. And the letter says, “Every flower should be shaken before coming out.” In order to be successful you have to go through all the sufferings and tough stuff.”
He documents his mural creations on Instagram.
Check out this video to see him in action.
Ladies, what do you think of the murals?