Hair is a part of the body, but its function is little more than decorative. Especially for women, hair that grows from the scalp is considered to be very desirable, so we grow and groom it with care. On the other hand, body hair can be considered shameful, which leads people to want to cover or remove it. Once hair is cut or shaved, it changes status. When it becomes disconnected from our bodies, we tend to treat it with disgust - even though it has a lasting presence that not only outlives our bodies but even defies death and decay.
The experience between the beautiful and the grotesque fascinates me, especially in respect to our connection with hair. This work incorporates a part of my body into the creative act. From animation to video, from newsprint to light design, I make “hair” change different characters using various artistic languages. I am intrigued by the social norms that guide and shape our collective opinions of our tresses.