Although we may believe that our thoughts constitute who we are, we are in fact greater than the sum of our thoughts. Thoughts are abstract and, more often than not, beyond our control. We are drawn to them and they come to us in multiple waves and layers. Hair, like a thought, is personal and individualistic. Here I use multiple layers of hair as "live wires" to show the connection between individuals and their thoughts. The hair is "leashed" together in a conical shape, just as our thoughts are fused together. Here, I would also like to draw attention to the dichotomy between hair as an object of beauty and an organic part when attached to a live body, versus the trash it becomes when detached from a living source. Like most visions of death it becomes an object of revulsion. I opted for the colour violet because it comes to us in "light waves" with the highest frequency in the colour spectrum. In various spiritual practices, this colour is visualised in an attempt to raise thoughts and hence spirit from the physical to the metaphysical realms. In so doing I am reverting to the concept that we are in fact far greater than the sum of our thoughts if we manage to "unleash" ourselves from the mundane lower physical level. This, as human beings walking this earth, is what is in fact our "Crowning Glory".


Crowning Glory Unleashed