(f), 2008
is influenced by Frida Kahlo’s painting Self Portrait with Cropped Hair, and became a performance that attempted to escape the history of Frida’s iconography in effort to make it my own. Frida represented herself in a painting with short hair, she did not actually crop it off. I sought to step out of the frame of that painting and perform the act that seemed to promise me liberation. Liberation that unexpectedly came at the price of loss and sadness.

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