Work > devolve 2018

installation, hair installation, bacteriophage, hair sculpture, sciart
installation view of, "devolve" in Lord Hall galleries
mixed media
2018

My material choices often reference the body: hair and hair-like fibers, wax, and paper. Our bodies, and these materials, record information--some of it encoded in the very substance and stuff, while other evidence is a memoir of nurture (or lack thereof) within the context of nature. For many, these approaches in themselves define my work as, "feminine," which makes quite a bit of sense in that I am tapping directly into the historical, female lineage inherent in the histories of craft and art. . I am interested in how social constructs of gender affect/influence environmental degradation