“Hair Lust,” is a series of drawings by illustrator Laura Rosenbaum. She is debuting her collection at the opening of HurlyBurly, the Graduate Illustration group show opening at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology on June 7, 2011.
Laura portrays characterizations of hair envy, lust, and fascination in her sketchbook. Using lines and simple poetry, she expresses how women feel about their different hair textures and how they use their manes to define themselves. Describing the project, Rosenbaum stated: “Nothing else quite compares to the way a girl sees herself through her hair. My capstone project, ‘Hair Lust,’ is a series of intimate drawings and prose about the introspective relationship between girls and their hair.”
“My drawings speak to this magical fiber, its silky lure, and all the yearning it induces. Whether it is curly, straight, wavy, kinky, fluffy, or thin, it slides, bounces, and dances, creating a life of its own,” she continued.
The images in “Hair Lust” present beauty through a spectrum of different hair types. Sometimes humorous and sometimes longing, Rosenbaum’s drawings and prose flirt with magic and desire.
[caption id="attachment_1210" align="aligncenter" width="700" caption="Hair like a maze, hair like a spire. What do you have? Which do you desire?"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1211" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Hair so dark, like the sky at night - Hiding all the secrets of the day"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1212" align="aligncenter" width="804" caption="Badass Pontytail"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_1209" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Use your fingertips & twirl - Swirled like a lollipop pepper mint drop, twirl them in your fingers. Sift them high or sweep them low! Style that FRO!"][/caption]
What do you think? Does hair make a person?