First artwork sold this year! “The embrace“, a 50x50cm limited edition print of 15, featuring a woman’s back embraced by red/pinkish long hair.
This image is part of the series “Creatively” and is one of the 5 images I made with long hair being the main focus.
I had long hair at that time (not that long of course) and for the artwork purpose I dyed it red.
Hair is a powerful symbol of individual and group identity, extremely personal and public at the same time.
When I was creating these “hair inspired” images I investigated a lot about how hair was perceived by different cultures.
In most cultures hair represents beauty, strength, freedom, wealth and health and is often associated with youth and sexuality.
According to other cultures long hair is needed to cover women’s body when they’re buried as they lack clothes. This is where the idea of “The embrace” came from.