Fiona Kirkwood

Fiona Kirkwood is a South African artist who lives in
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She works in fibre and mixed media
to produce contemporary sculptures and installations

Artist's Statement

I have always loved experimenting with my hair. Hair attracts both males and females and has been seen as erotic throughout the ages in various cultures.  In some societies the head is covered for this reason.

In this installation I use myself and my own hair.  I filmed in hair salons and wove the real hair of fellow South Africans both black and white. My work refers not only to self-love but also to love for ones fellow human beings.

All For Love (2013)