Entwined is a performance of hair giving. It was performed on November 19 (the Friday before Thanksgiving) with a group I have worked with as a Healing Artist for approximately a year and a half. To bound our relationship even tighter, I offered everyone in the group a lock of hair they could cut off and keep as a memento of me and a passing on of power.
Above: We are discussing Victorian traditions of hair saving, exchanging and hair work. In some cultures and stories the sharing of hair is a sharing of power. Hair is also significant as a part of the body which will not rot.
Reading 19th century sayings such as "when this lock of hair you do see, think of me."
Above: A selection is made from the nape of the neck.
Above: A participant gives me a lock of their hair.
Photography courtesy of Crystal Owens.