DNA or Great Big Hairy Thing

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OK, this is going to erk you all out. I started making this sculpture out of human hair about 6 months ago. I put posters up all over campus asking for hair from peoples brushes. I didn’t want to go to the hairdressers because it had to be donated I felt. I asked everyone I met for hair. About two months into the project I was only 1/3 through the process. Believe me it was a messy and disgusting process. Its now complete, and its all natural hair. However people got confused…..there is dog hair, horse hair, hair from the bookshop owners beard across from school, there is hair from the Frankston Police force (thanks girls) and the complete ponytail of one of my fellow students sons! People would turn up to school and tie a bag of hair to my work and I would come in and think wow, I really have to finish this now……

I had hair up my nose, hair in my ears, hair all over me, (I have pictures for any of those who really are strange)….and best of all no-one would come near me whilst I was working with all this hair.

I learn t a lot about hair. For example, people don’t loose hair like I do. I loose heaps and heaps and always have more then anyone I know. Horse hair stinks so bad the first day but if left in my locker for a week, the smell goes away. The same for dog hair. Beard hair is impossible to weave but can be done no less….and trying to tangle Leanne’s sons hair was virtually impossible it was that beautiful , thick and soft.

I would like to thank so many of the students at Frankston Chisholm college for helping me pass sculpture this year. Can’t wait to see what mark they give me for this!

Now what to do with it after assessment?

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