When and how did you start making hair sculptures? I have always been fascinated by shapes and symmetry, whether it was a car, cartoons, or a structure of some kind. My mum was a seamstress and in our home we had an old Singer treadle sewing machine — a beautiful piece. I remember boxes of thread of every colour that me and my sister would get into and create webs of thread all over our basement. Then we would entertain ourselves by trying to crawl through the room without snapping the threads. To me this is my earliest memory of sculptures. Right off the bat when I was doing hair I would take strong 80s hairsprays and create blocks out of hair in my fathers barbershop that I swept up. Sometimes I would go outside and light these on fire and then start all over again the next day.
Where do ideas for objects to use in your hair sculptures come from? I always loved antique shops, thrift stores and yard sales so I have a collection of things that are all over my home just sitting there and doing nothing. I remember trying to incorporate these things into works that would be unique and original; after doing hair for so long you look to inspire yourself over and over again, or you may lose interest in the very thing you love to do.