“Hair Do”

installation

This installation concludes a one-year program of expressive therapy at a shelter for domestic violence survivors. The women braided hair in to the shape of small houses, exploring the mythical powers and significance of hair, as it appears to them. With pain but also with a paradoxical perspective and humor, they reflect on the loss and gain of power. The exhibition and the expressive therapy program were initiated and facilitated by Granite Amit, a member artist at ARC Gallery, as part of the gallery’s outreach program.