Fête

ongoing since 1997

artist's hair, ribbon, binding

A growing collection of swags of the artist's hair, sewn into fringes and hanging on a wall like tinsel celebrating a rite of passage. Each section is discreetly embroidered with a date, referring to the year in which the artist had the haircut resulting in the hair for that section. Ordered chronologically, each section has a different character: more and less healthy, increasingly showing grey. The hair continues to be somewhat organic, hanging differently with atmospheric changes.

Group Exhibitions: 2004 Sobey Art Award Exhibition, Sep-Nov 2005.
Group Exhibitions: Catriona Jeffries booth, 2005.

Germaine Koh, Fête, 1997, Artist's hair, ribbon, binding .