22 plant shapes sewn from human body hair. Framed. Each 45,5x61,5x3cm

The plant specimens of Noora Schroderus' series of work are misleadingly reminiscent of genuine dried plants. The organic forms of plants that are pleasing to the eye from far away might on closer examination arouse a shudder – as human body hair alone has been used as the material for the works. The artist asks where chaetophobia – fear of hair- comes from, and why hair is still a taboo for us. The hairlessness ideal of women, in particular, has a long tradition, even though all the hair on the human body has its own purpose. Natural has become unnatural.
(text:Laura Kuurne)

Photos: Noora Schroderus, Tomi Aho