How would you sum up your work in a sentence? My lust and greed for colour, my untranslatable language, my cultural bridges, my playground for the glaze and my over-the-top, ostentatious alter-ego.
What are some of the themes you explore within your practice? The history of hair, the invention of language, the interaction of colour, and the chemistry of glaze.
What inspired you to start using hair as one of your core materials? I was a beauty school dropout! That part of me has always been there, and eventually worked her way out into my ceramic sculptures. One day, while I was in the bathroom, I found myself having a repulsed response to my own hair down in the drain. I was inspired by my own ambivalent reaction to hair; while I spent hour after hour on haircare, only a few seconds after it falls from my body, I’m immediately repulsed by it. It was then that I began to look into the versatility of hair as a potential material. I’m also a colour enthusiast, so with the full range of choice of hair dye and colour wigs, the use of hair in my work becomes a perfect marriage of my background as a beauty school dropout and my current obsession with colour glaze chemistry.