Installation at Fundacion 'ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina July-August 2014
Hair is a physical print of the individual it belongs to. Steeped in mythology and a verifiable biological parameter, it serves as evidence of ancestral relationship. Shed transforms the collection of my own hair, amassed over a six year period into lacelike strands evoking DNA. Throughout human history and across cultures, the hair of loved ones has been saved for memorial, ritual and spiritual purposes.
Methodically excising the embossed, waxed, washi under magnification became a cathartic metaphor of surgically extracting shame and familial trauma. By cutting light into darkness, Shed marks a specific period of time in an individual life and crosses boundaries of past and future, despair and hope.