Thursday, March 11, 2010

The art of letting go...

Roughly six months ago, I stepped into the ocean to complete a fairly common action- cutting my hair. However, this time was different. This time had a purpose. I wasn't just letting go of my hair... I was letting go of something that had been haunting me. An experience that I wanted to separate myself from.



As a continuation of this piece, I am opening up to others and asking them a simple question:
"What would you like to let go of?"
I ask them to write the answer down on a tag, and to cut a lock of hair (as a symbol that this time, they will truly be letting go).
The hair goes into a bottle with the tag tied around the neck.

At the close of this piece, I will be putting all of the bottles into the ocean. The final action; the act of letting go.

4 comments:

  1. I really really love this idea, but I am terrified of cutting my own hair. Would you take fingernails instead? Or maybe some skin?

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