Class of 2020
I am a multimedia artist who uses hair, soft sculpture, and printmaking to examine the association between personal emotions and physical image, how tangled hair can be a disarray similar to an unruly life. Incorporating repetitive imagery of long hair in various colors, braided textiles made from twine and real hair, and lines of my poetry, I seek to capture the passing of time as we cultivate a claim to our self image. Floating braids hang in space devoid of a face, loose braids detached from the body stand out embossed on paper, the phrase “Everything is the Same. Everything is Different” floats on a silhouette of long hair tendrils. Through each of these we are offered an internal look into the endeavor of how we as people portray ourselves to the world.