Capturing the soul in time

I cut my friends hair the other day, leaving me with a fair amount of it all over my floor (yum). Rather than chuck it away, I thought I would transform it into some art. The idea of capturing someone in a painting through their hair seems almost like capturing them in time.

I started with a biro drawing as I liked the way that a drawing I made previously merged with acrylic paint to create shading.

I then cut the hair up into very small pieces and mixed it with the paint.

I then added the paint to the biro drawing.

I will continue adding more layers to thicken the paint and hair!

I would like to create a whole series of paintings of everyone I know and love using pieces of their hair. Ill post more as it comes along!!


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