TETHERS


Tethers comes from a body of work born out of a curiosity for the practice of cutting hair. Throughout history this ritual has had the potential to either empower or dis-empower an individual depending on who holds the scissors. The braid is used as a length of rope to allude to the politics surrounding the cutting of hair.

This work was exhibited as part of the group show Young and Gifted: Tui McLaughlan Art Award 2014, at The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.

  Tethers  , 2013,   Graphite on Paper, 1500mm x 1800mm

Tethers, 2013, Graphite on Paper, 1500mm x 1800mm

  Tethers (detail) , 2013, Graphite on Paper, 1500mm x 1800mm

Tethers (detail), 2013, Graphite on Paper, 1500mm x 1800mm