Textile Artist Sonya Clark: On Sculpting With Human Hair

Sonya ClarkAugust 13, 2015 – Segment 1

We begin the show with my 2009 interview with textile artist Sonya Clark, who had an exhibit at the Walters Art Museum featuring sculptures made of human hair. Do you run your hands happily through your lover’s hair, but cringe when you find one of their hairs on your pillow or in a dish they have prepared for you? Do you spend hundreds of dollars on fancy salons and designer gels and shampoos to achieve that “just rolled out of bed” look? Is your hair more important to you than you might like to admit? These are just a few of the tensions that Clark’s work evokes.