Isobel Ducille

Foundation Diploma Art, Design & Media

Goldilocks

My curls are such attention-seekers. They love the compliments and the questions. "Is it natural", "I love your hair." As the hair grows, it is fed by the bloodstream so the contents of a strand reflect the contents of the bloodstream at the time of growth. Inspired by this, I present my hair strands as timelines, attaching miniaturised objects as a chronological series on the hair. Through the narratives created, my work explores what it means personally to be the owner of corkscrew blonde curls.

Using offcuts of my hair combined with mixed media including clay and dust, my work becomes a self-portrait. Aspects of my assemblage and installation present the beauty of curls, but I also explore coating with natural materials that connect my work to my environment and to myself. I often take a materials-based approach, enjoying the characteristics of the media, in particular the unravelled rope that recreates my hair texture on a larger scale.

I want the viewer to look deeper into the experience of having curly hair. My curls seem to be the first thing people notice about me. However, as expressed in my work, there are my curls and there is me.

As the hair grows, it is fed by the bloodstream so the contents of a strand reflect the contents of the bloodstream at the time of growth. Inspired by this, I present my hair strands as timelines, attaching miniaturised objects as a chronological series on the hair.
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Isobel Ducille

Foundation Diploma Art, Design & Media

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