This project stems from an interest in the human body and its function as a potential resource. Hair was identified as a material with both pragmatic and emotional qualities. It is elastic and resistant and performs similar to wool. It is also a traditional keepsake or love token, notable in Victorian hair jewellery or the first calligraphy brush of Chinese children (made with their own first hair). There are negative connotations also, with witchcraft, talismans and charms. Hair has potent meaning.
The project attempts to represent hair to a lost audience, regarding favour and displacing disgust. A series of vessels was made from hair are proposed as intimate keepsakes, drawing their form from the language of the apothecary, tear jars and other appropriate sources.