Sam Crespo (b.1996) is a Puerto Rican Artist based in Chicago. Over time Sam discovered that stories form with each given strand of hair that we grow. She began to concentrate on their shapes and textures, inside these shapes were a nest of untold stories for her. In the past year she had been experimenting with sculptures and paintings using hair as a brush, as a medium and as substrate. There is pain and trauma carried in hair that she feels needs to be shown. It’s a way for her to see beauty in a challenge, recreate the pain in her own form.