Show Statement: Insects of Hair (Human)

insects of hair (human)

As an artist with a deep interest in sustainable and self-supporting systems, human hair seems the most immediate and true material. I find fascinating the historical implications and various uses of human hair. I am also intrigued with the attraction/repulsion response the material evokes. It is sentimental, challenging and honest. My work uses hair given to me from close friends and family, or my own, and the meticulous process of working with such an intimate fiber inspires a meditation on relationships and connectivity.

My current work is inspired by the bizarre behaviors and ingenious evolutionary developments of the insect world. Using materials taken from my own experience and transforming them into real or imagined species provides a unique and intimate perspective on nature and self-sustainability. I see this work as an investigation into my imagination’s relationship with the fluxus state of the natural world.  And it leaves me feeling limitless.

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