Re-Tale Port Elizabeth

Made from recollected synthetic hair extensions on the beaches of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, this work is sewn together by hand into an oversized braid. The title is both an association to the tails of hair, and a re-telling of tales as in fairy tales regarding long hair. It also carries all the hidden tales of every woman having worn the extensions.

The Re-Tale Port Elizabeth is 4,5 metres long, and is hanged from the ceiling when presented.

Detail of Re-Tale, hand-sewn synthetic hair extensions found on the beach and recycled into a long hair extension of 4,5 metres.
A few slimmer hair extensions form a curling end tail on the floor.