SUSAN J WHITE
Portrait Wall
hair, cotton thread, found photographs, paper, pencil, oil stick
The Portrait Wall provides a further context for my performance. It includes four large hair masses edged in crochet that are juxtaposed with three maybe early-1900s photographs of haunting images of youth. Once removed from their frames, which I used in my family portrait series, they seemed even more fragile and vulnerable, true to their deceased human bodies. Like the hair “portraits” hanging next to them, they are tangible representations of the bodies now absent.
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