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Crowns, veils, and installations that look at lost species. The crowns are wearable scale. Each piece comprises stitched, simple line drawings in thread of endangered or extinct species of plants, animals, or insects. They are my personal exploration into the damage we do to our surroundings. In some ways these are quite literal portraits, as hair is a direct, physical record of a person. Subverting the symbol of power and/or achievement, the crowns question the notion of self in relation to other beings that are affected by an individual's choices. How, really, do we decide our greatest achievements, or most notable aspects? In some funny way, they also express my frustration with notions of beauty.

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human hair, bat
thread, human hair, insect pins
11”h x 9”w x 1.5” d
2016
code red foodchain (one)
human hair, thread, lead split-shot sinkers, insect pins
25” h x 12” w x2”d
2016
detail, code red food chain (one)
human hair, thread, lead split-shot sinkers, insect pins
25” h x 12” w x2”d
2016
crown of human hair, human hair sculpture
human hair, thread, styling gel and spray
5" x 20" x 20"
2015
crown of human hair, human hair sculpture
human hair, thread, styling gel and spray
5" x 20" x 20"
2015
recently discovered moth species stitched in human hair
, human hair, thread, powdered metal, insect pins, hair styling products
9.5”h x 5.5”h x 1.25”d
2015
hair sculpture, stitched endangered bee
human hair, thread, pin
7”h x 1.5”w x 1”d
2015
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread, styling gel and spray
5"h x 7.5"w x 8" d
2013
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread, styling gel and spray
6” h x 14” w x 14” d
2013
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread, styling gel and spray
8”h x 12”wx 18” d
2013
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread
5.5"h x 7"w x 8"d
2013
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread
7"h x 7.5"w x 8" d
2013
human hair, hair sculpture, crowns, stitched hair sculpture, hair crown
human hair, thread
3.5" h x 7"w x 9"d
2013