NICE! themagicalworldinmymind: These are paintings done artist So Yoon Lym. At first look I thought they were photographs, but to my surprise they are acrylic paintings. I never thought of cornrows to be such beautiful works of art. To me they were a weekly ritual that I despised, orchestrated by my mother or another woman in my family. Now that I think about it, if you can tame a wild, curly, frizzy afro into neat cornrows then it must be a work of art.