Hair Locks

For her Hair Sample Solicitation at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Caryl wrote: “My hair collection is the most personal of my collections because hair is an extension of our physical and spiritual selves. It is also potentially my most powerful collection, since hair plays a prominent role in magic spells. Though the superstitions and folklore are fascinating, people who contribute hair samples need not worry: I shy away from witchcraft. To me, documenting changing hairdos and haircolors is simply an excellent way to mark the passage of time.”

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