Grimes is made up of change. Her hair seems always to be the subject of a pair of scissors or a fresh box of dye. Her skin, by now, must be accustomed to the sting of a fresh tattoo. In my six-plus years of fandom, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her appear the same way twice.
Welcome to the final week of Capricorn season! This week, as a sort of incidental send-off to the season, a rare astrological event is occurring. Six planets will be aligning in Capricorn at once, affecting each sign uniquely and perceptibly.
Every time I fly back to St. Louis, I just know that at least one of the security guards I pass on my way to baggage claim will say “howdy” instead of “hello.” The thought always makes me giddy because it means I’m home.
The power of the aesthetic she has curated cannot be understated. She has created fine art as an African American woman that is recognized not because of its “otherness” or racial identity but on its own aesthetic merit. The merit just happens to root from Solange’s experiences with her identity.