A collection by 12-year-old digital artist and our first Artist-in-Residence, Nyla Hayes, Long Neck Women of the Year features 1,000 unique pieces in the style of Nyla’s Long Neckie Ladies and is based on TIME’s Women of the Year franchise.
TIME’s Women of the Year is the perfect franchise for Nyla’s work and her interest in representing a diverse set of women with long necks, mimicking her favorite dinosaur, the Brontosaurus. As Nyla translated each of the 100 women, she used the project as a history lesson, diving into the backgrounds of each woman through books and film.
The 100 women featured in this drop include: Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Anna May Wong, Eva Perón, Frida Kahlo, Billie Holiday, China Machado, Dolores Huerta, Gloria Steinem, Indira Gandhi, Tu Youyou, Diana, Princess of Wales, Madonna, Toni Morrison, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Pussy Riot, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. You can find the full list of women featured here.
“The diversity of the list is what really impressed me. When I found out my favorite artist of the past Frida Kahlo was on the list, I was so excited. I always loved Frida Kahlo’s art, but during this process, I learned how she suffered from a vehicle accident, miscarriages, and pain and sorrow. I was encouraged to see that even though she faced many obstacles in her life, she remained strong and determined to keep expressing herself through her art.”- Nyla Hayes
Nyla’s collection includes 1,000 unique pieces of the 100 women: Each woman has one red border piece and nine white border pieces with unique backgrounds. The full suite for Frida Kahlo is shown below: