No More Bobby Pins


Six colour lithograph, Ed 30

Paper size: 46 x 38.5cm

Image size: 46 x 38.5cm

The artist states: "This work is just a simple portrait of a girl with short hair. The portrait started out as a girl's with a long braid. The composition didn't work out with the braid, so I decided to 'cut her hair', and it looked better thereafter. Hair often signifies a change beyond the physical act of cutting off one's tresses. Hair is still seen as a woman's 'crown and glory', and, by cutting it, she somehow loses her sexual potency. A 'bobby pin' is a type of hairpin or otherwise clip, used in coiffure to hold hair in place."

2011 All rights reserved. Origination by Di Conradie.