This project has thrown me the most out of my comfort zone so far. I never had done any wood carving, or carving period before this project. On top of that we were told we had to carve something humanistic, and I am the worst at making anything having to do with human form. I got the idea to do just a human from armpit up, and focus on the hair. I wanted to do a wild afro because it would look interesting and because I have natural hair myself! (I just choose to straighten it because its short!) I wanted to make four faces to represent to four different people but have them be apart of the same afro, symbolizing unity and the growing natural hair community among black women. I did a pretty good job in the beginning on my own of getting the shape that I wanted and depicting the ladies and the afro. I did have trouble breaking out of the box shape. I kept trying to play it safe because there is no forgiveness when you carve, but that was getting me know where. In order to make the piece have depth I had to dig a little deeper and not be scared. In doing so my sculpture took on a whole new light and became something I am proud to say I made.