Caryl Burtner | Sonya Clark | Talia Greene | Ruth Marten | Althea Murphy-Price | Loren Schwerd
For over 30 years, I have collected objects and information that document the minutiae of my life. From 1000+ documented toothbrushes and 2000+ annotated lipstick blots, to 45 binders documenting my wardrobe, jewelry, accessories, and all the personal products I use, my collections bring you into my world of personal and public history.
My hair collection is the most personal of my collections because hair is an extension our physical and spiritual selves. It is also, potentially, my most powerful collection, since hair plays a prominent role in magic spells. And though the superstitions and folklore are fascinating, people who contribute hair samples need not worry: I shy away from witchcraft. To me, documenting changing hairdos and hair colors is simply an excellent way to mark the passage of time.