Am I Still Dreadful?

This hair belonged to Andrea Johnson who kept her hair in locs for 20 plus years. One day she combed out her locs which took her weeks, and gave me two large bags of loose salt and pepper hair.
I wanted to create something that honored what the hair use to be, “dread” locs, while also acknowledging what the hair is now, loose strands of natural hair. So I felted the hair back together to form a single loc.

The title of the piece is called, Am I Still Dreadful? The piece poses the question, now that I am back into this locked form do you still see me as dreadful?

  • Date 2015
  • Type human hair felted
  • Dimensions 16 x 20 inches