Drawing on sculptural form, the series ¨Touch¨ (2002) references body hair in an exploration of identity through sensory experience. This work is reflective, and at the same time, critical of the aesthetic in dominating cultures. In order to be desirable, women and men must display hair only in sites specific to society’s exceedingly unrealistic notions of feminine and masculine beauty. These pieces play on the discrepancy between contemporary ideals of what is acceptable and/or desirable and what is not.
This series of photographs were converted from slide format to digital.