drained - 2019

drained (2019) is an exploration into gendered anxieties, dysphoria and inner crises manifesting as words written in hair, fired onto tiles. The hair, sourced from an undercut, is dipped in a cobalt blue glaze and fired. In the firing process, the hair is burnt away, leaving a cast or a burnout of its form on the tile. Ghostly traces of individual hairs dragged across the tiles read; “washed whore, lived girl crisis, while reverbs drip into a non body.”

The tiles are the only witness to these anxieties, offering up traces of the hair left behind from the artist. Removed from the body, the hair becomes a haunting itself, a trace, a ghost.