Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Keep Sakes

Keep Sakes is an installation piece made of three 3x3 inch plexiglass squares sandwiched together with screws and bolts. The images inside are 1 inch squares sections from an ink wash drawing I did earlier in the year. The drawing was a self portrait, the lines are locks of hair.  A primitive belief maintains that owning a lock of hair from another's head gives one power over the individual. As a parent I've kept a lock of hair from my daughters' first hair cut for sentimental remembrance and for love. Locks of hair are often kept in beautiful containers such as lockets worn by women. The concept of Keep Sakes is based on this tradition.

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