look at this crazy leg hair i found on my body
**macro of the hundreds of tiny black hairs lined up on the white porcelain** **macro of the collection of tiny black hairs I’ve been sticking to the wall by my mirror for probably two or three years now** **self-portrait of the face I make when Lucas wipes down the counter and I lose them all and I know it’s good but my me it’s gone**
It seems that women have made few contributions to the discoveries and inventions in the history of civilization; there is, however, one technique which they may have invented—that of plaiting and weaving. If that is so, we should be tempted to guess the unconscious motive for the achievement. Nature herself would seem to have given the model which this achievement imitates by causing the growth at maturity of the pubic hair that conceals the genitals. The step that remained to be taken lay in making the threads adhere to one another, while on the body they stick into the skin and are only matted together.
This is Freud, from “Femininity,” as quoted in Isabelle Bernier’s “In the Shadow of Contemporary Art” (1986). I like this because he has no idea of how either pubes or weaving works! (“HOW DO THEY GET THE THREADS TO STICK TOGETHER IN FABRIC THOUGH” - Freud)
Anyway the point is this reminded me of Louise Bourgeois’s “Femme Pieu.” This article might illuminate some of all of the above. (I really like that one.)
per request the story it is:
my roommate valerie was making cupcakes for a joint birthday party/show and i walked into the kitchen and was asking about the cupcakes and she was like, “i have put a clump of my hair into one of the cupcakes. if you get the hair cupcake, you win a prize.”
i was not really sure if she was serious or not. later i mentioned this to dena and daniel, who both thought she was not serious. she was serious.
near the end of the show, someone (was it tobin? i do not remember) got the hair-cupcake, and was really excited about it. he brought it to valerie and she gave him the prize! the prize was a doll that she had made out of her ex-boyfriend’s hair.
can i submit this story to bakeitinacake
this is one of my favorite stories. i told you guys this was a good story. who is this girl? will she be my girlfriend?
I can’t find Liza used to have long hair #1 on the internet, is this known by another title?
Francesca Woodman, Untitled