The work of gluing my hair onto paper was born during an extended period of intense pain in my jaw and head. The methodical repetitive motion was a restorative process. Meditative. The act of gluing an individual hair represents a microcosm of the mind/body tension. Hair, with its own body and me, my will: with every hair I put down there is a necessary effort to collaborate with one's self. A gentle wrestling of wills. The drawings are records of both tangible and intangible aspects of the self. I glued hair into sinuous patterns and simple pathways in books, on compact cards compiled into sheaves and onto large paper.
Photo Credits: Éliane Excoffier
maxxed out, 2009, 7.75 x 5.5"