Artist: Frances Rood
Materials: Found flax fibre, wood, needles and pins, laboratory tripod.
The ritually prescribed actions needed to convert flax leaf to fibre; The shift in a viewer’s perception from flax fibre to the suggestion hair implied by the manipulation of this material; The title of the work itself-“Tonsure”. All are transformative acts: An interweaving of ritual, creative and symbolic action.
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