Artist Hand-Sews Her Own Hair To Create Lavish, Haunting Drawings

March 12, 2015 3:14 PM

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Artist Hand-Sews Her Own Hair To Create Lavish, Haunting Drawings

It was an off-hand comment from a friend that originally prompted Dallas-based artist Rosemary Meza-DesPlas to begin working in her unusual medium of choice — her own hair.

Back in 2000, Meza-DesPlas was working on a large-scale wall drawing when a friend remarked that her work was so thin and fine that it reminded her of human hair. And it all happened from there. Before long, she began experimenting, initially attempting to glue the hair — “too messy,” Meza-DesPlas s...

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