Dead Hair (2007) is an exploration of the ever-changing body. By using the trace element of my hair, I wanted to draw attention to the continual state of flux the body is in, how we shed hair in life and how it continues growth in death. Using the corpse of a hare as a signifier for the human body allowed for an uncanny play on language, which I believe opens the work for further interpretation.
silicone, artist's hair, synthetic fibres, prosthetic eye
50 x 30 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2007 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Laura Back (Curator of Art at Australian War Memorial and Curator (temporary) at Old Parliament House) and John McPhee (Art Consultant).
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