1. Untitled – mother’s hair from surgery, metal scalpel, scalpel blade, resin; 2 x 4 x 4 in.
2. Surgical Cart- steel metal, wheels, bolts, scalpel blades in packaging; 28 x 50.5 x 50.5 in.
Over time stories form with each given strand of hair we grow. I began to concentrate on their shapes and textures, inside these shapes were a nest of untold stories. In the past year I have been experimenting with sculptures and paintings using hair as a brush, as a medium and as substrate. There is pain and trauma carried in hair that I feel needs to be shown. It’s a way for me to see beauty in a challenge, recreate the pain in my own form.
© Sam Crespo