Eerie Photos That Explore the Relationship Between Women and Their Hair

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We’ve seen a lot of hair art in the artosphere, including embroidered portraits made with real human hair. But the combination of photography, installation, and sculpture in Rebecca Drolen’s surreal works recently caught our eye (first spotted on Photojojo). “I am interested in exploring the fickle relationship most have with their body hair,” the artist writes on her website. “Once hair has become disconnected from our bodies, we treat it with disgust, yet it has an archival, lasting presence that outlives the body and defies death and decay. I am interested in the line between the beautiful and the grotesque in our connection with hair.” Drolen incorporates her hair pieces in real-life situations, playing off of feminine beauty ideals and themes of identity. Her hair artworks have taken over domestic spaces, reborn as curtains and water spilling out of a bathtub, making them all the more uncanny.

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen

Photo credit: Rebecca Drolen