Hirsute is Her Suiting: The Hair Art of Agustina Woodgate

Hair Art Brush Series by Agustina Woodgate

It turns out stuffed animals aren’t the only non-traditional medium used by artist, Agustina Woodgate. When her work calls for something more organic than synthetic fur, Woodgate turns to human hair art. In the 2007 Brush Series (above), she replaced the bristles of four hairbrushes with hair from herself, her mother, her grandmother and her great grandmother. The wooden and silver brushes each belong(ed) to that particular family member, blurring the line between the object and its objectifier.

Hair Brick Tower by Agustina Woodgate

In 2008, Woodgate constructed this Tower made up of “3000 human hair bricks”. How did she obtain enough hair for this project? Glad you asked.

Hair Art: Mobile Hairdresser by Agustina Woodgate

For four years (2004-2008), Woodgate set up mobile hair cutting stations in various cities.

Hair Art Sleepers by Agustina Woodgate

It creeps me out to even imagine putting my feet into these, but then, I suppose that’s part of the artist’s intent. Yes, these are slippers made of felted human hair. It seems like Woodgate has moved on from her “hair phase,” but should she return to it, I’ve got ample curls to donate for the cause.

Hair Brick Sand Castle by Agustina Woodgate

Hair Brick Sand Castle by Agustina Woodgate

Hair Art From the Brush Series by Agustina Woodgate

From the Brush Series by Agustina Woodgate

From a stop motion short called "With a Little Help" by Agustina Woodgate

From a stop motion short called “With a Little Help” by Agustina Woodgate