In my work, Hair Pieces, I am interested in exploring the fickle relationship most have with their body hair. We consider some hair very desirable and grow and groom it with care, while we treat other hair as shameful and cover or remove it. Once hair has become disconnected from our bodies, we treat it with disgust, yet it has an archival, lasting presence that outlives the body and defies death and decay.

I am interested in the line between the beautiful and the grotesque in our connection with hair. I am intrigued by the rules that guide our ideas and self-image in relation to our tresses. In the work, I use photography and the self-portrait as a medium to construct narratives that function both as visual puns and, at times, as social critique. I hope to use the beautiful alongside the repulsive in these images to tell stories of growth and removal as they examine a surreal relationship between hair and its place.

 
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Hair Tie
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_tub.jpg
Drainage
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_lashes.jpg
Longer Lashes
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_tales.jpg
Tales
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_scissorsinbed copy.jpg
Shearing
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_wetlook.jpg
The Wet Look
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_hairtonic.jpg
Hair Tonic
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_hairbrush.jpg
Hairbrush
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_detangler.jpg
Detangler
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_earhair.jpg
Ear Hair
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_locks.jpg
Lovers Locks
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_parted.jpg
Parted
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_haircutweb.jpg
Haircut
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0670.jpg
Chest Hair
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0674.jpg
Heavy Brow
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_mori.jpg
Offering
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0677.jpg
Tweezings
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0680.jpg
Toe Hair
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0683.jpg
Extra Volume
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0676.jpg
Chin Hair
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0665.jpg
Detangler #1
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_DSC_0666.jpg
Detangler #2
 
Growth
 
http://www.rebeccadrolen.com/files/gimgs/th-4_install11_v2.jpg
 
 
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