Hair Series, 2012

Hair Series #I, 2012

Materials: Synthetic Hair and Cotton Yarns

The Hair Series was inspired by the idea that hair is a universal commonality that every person can relate to. Depending on climate, culture, religion, and cultural traditions hair can be seen in many different ways. Hair is not only something which exists on the body but it also is a part of what we wear, how we cover our bodies, and how we present ourselves to the world. In India having long luscious hair is a sign of ultimate female beauty, while in South African hair which has been cut from the body can be used used to cast spells and carries great powers to ward off evil spirits. This series of weavings is speaking to the universal comfort that hair brings to different cultures around the world.