Lorna Simpson’s makes the creative choice to recreate the women’s hair into abstraction pieces. In this piece specifically the woman is seen wearing bright yellow shirt which beautifully complements her skin. Her hair has also been created into what looks like a crown full of crystals. The name of the piece actually gives some insight as to what Lorna Simpson was trying to depict. Earth and Sky. But for this piece specifically, earth. Crystals are recognized as precious, rare, jewels that provide different positive energies. This is a beautiful concept to illustrate Black women’s hair. Due to the variations in Black hair amongst various people the different textures makes each persons’ hair a rarity. The distinct curl patterns and upkeep also makes it precious similar to the crystals. Simpson’s work is a continuous effort to examine how Black women’s hair also doubles as a cipher of identity.