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These oversize charcoal drawings of disembodied human hair, fields of interweaving strands create complex topographies whose contour lines both define and defy orderly forms. In some of my other drawings and prints based on hair, this human form is conflated with those of ropes, knots or plants.
I am honored to have my work featured at Rebecca Solnit's most recent book, "The Mother of All Questions". Six large format charcoal drawings from the series HairScapes are part of this follow-up to her national best seller "Men Explain Things to Me".
Paz de la Calzada
Paz de la Calzada, a native of Spain, is an artist working in drawing, installation and public art. She received a BFA at the University of Salamanca, Spain, and her MFA at UNAM, Mexico City. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the San Jose Museum of Art, the Palo Alto Art Center, the Berkeley Art Center, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, the Union Fenosa Museum and the Fundacion Caixa Galicia in Spain ...