GREY A Wall Drawing
2008-ongoing
hair nets, translucent glassine food bags, straight pins
each element: 7 X 6 inches
This is a WALL DRAWING consisting of 100 mostly vintage hair nets made for modern, middle/upper class white North American women. "Not a Hair Out of Place." Traditionally made by young Chinese women using Chinese hair, later Korean, German and other young girls wove them for the same North American market. Their packaging left no doubt about their intended social mark, showing bold, colorful lithographs of white women, at home, in sport, boudoir and open car. The hair nets were advertised as "invisible." The food bags act as "through a glass darkly."
DANGER
2019
hair
50 inches X 38 inches (variable)
hair pieces, ancestors, etc.
WIFE BEATER accessory one
2016
encaustic, leather
WIFE BEATER accessory two
2016
encaustic, feathers, leather
WIFE BEATER TROPHY
2016
Wife Beater, dye, feathers, etc., kitchen drainer
Truth
2016
news paper, straight pins
Milky Way Constellations DETAIL
SICHOO CURTAIN
2014
curtain fabric, Hornets' nest, paper jewels, beads
spread horizontal: 9 feet X 60 inches deep
Think Scrim, Read Curtain. X ancient Chinese paper money backed by silk to give it currency. Butterflies are now disappearing, blooms are stunted, reptiles are being threatened; jewelry is proxy for our once abundant natural populations which were the glory of all people and animals alike.
SCRAPS ZEE
2013
found embroidery, tulle, thread
28 X 10 X 5 inches
LIGHT BEFREE
2013
auction catalog pages, celluloid film, transparent tape, straight pins
variable. each element approx 2 X 1 inches