Braided Tools

Wood, steel, hair bands, bobby pins, hair, wool, leather

In the performance of identity, hair holds great significances, and is perhaps the most malleable part of the body. The Braided Tools are hybrid sculptural instruments which marry time-worn wooden handles with organic braided elements.

They echo the construction of race as a tool of objectification. With the act of reclaiming and reforming worn out tools, I invite you to imagine the depoliticization of bodily aesthetics in a future where race is deconstructed and dismantled.