An overtly personal and conceptual project based on family connections and the emotional attachment to precious objects and keepsakes; looking specifically at hair and the sentimental connection that people have with hair. As my Nan is currently enduring Chemotherapy, she is the sole inspiration behind the project and I am portraying her experience through beautiful and sensitive, concept based textiles, which also incorporate fragments of “life and death” such as bones and fur as well as hair. I have created samples of my Nans own hair that can be kept, as well as inspired textiles – weaves made from hair and printed silk scarves. From the destruction of Cancer and Chemotherapy comes vulnerability and fragility, but from that rises strength and above all. . .
. . .Beauty.