Bowl cuts, mullets, and mustaches… oh my!
There’s much to chew on here, but I think I’ll take the opportunity to introduce Rebecca Drolen‘s recent exhibition, Hair Pieces. Here’s what she has to say about her own exploration of hair and identity:
I am interested in the line between the beautiful and the grotesque in our connection with hair. I am intrigued by the rules that guide our ideas and self-image in relation to our tresses. In the work, I use photography and the self-portrait as a medium to construct narratives that function both as visual puns and, at times, as social critique. I hope to use the beautiful alongside the repulsive in these images to tell stories of growth and removal as they examine a surreal relationship between hair and its place.
Be sure to visit her website to learn more and see the entire collection!
Rebecca Drolen, Longer Lashes, 2011, archival pigment print, 30 x 30 inches.
*As a side note, wouldn’t “Bowl Cuts and Velcro Shoes” make a great band name?