I’m Going Gray But I Don’t Care

When I first began to go gray — I dyed my hair. Like many others before me, I thought I could conceal the salt scattered into my pepper. The unruly gray hairs arrived on the scene fast and furiously. Augh! Hair is my artistic medium; therefore, I began to ponder the creative and intriguing possibilities. Below are images of the first hair drawing I have completed by sewing with my gray hair.  Interestingly, some hairs are totally gray from end to end while others are in mid process of changing.

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Author: rosemarymezadesplas

Rosemary Meza-DesPlas is a Latina artist/writer/spoken word performer. She works in hand-sewn human hair, watercolor and drawing installations. She received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from The University of North Texas. She has exhibited at Hoxton Arches Gallery, London, UK; Yorck Studios, Berlin, Germany; LuXun Academy of Fine Arts Art, Shenyang, China; Espace Kiron, Paris, France; A.I.R. Gallery, NYC; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL and New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM. She presents papers about the visual arts at academic conferences; her areas of expertise are gender & women’s studies, Latino visual art and contemporary art. Ms. Meza-DesPlas incorporates props and costumes in her spoken word performances. In 2017 she has performed in Toronto, Canada at the Feminist Art Conference and at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM.

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