Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang creates
graphite drawings that replace everyday materials with ribbons, sheets,
or swirls of shiny black hair. The works, titled Hairy Objects,
are intended to be humorous while also a bit unsettling, allowing the
beauty of hair to also repulse the audience when caught emerging from
the spine of a book or the spout of a bathroom sink.
The surreal drawings also focus on her cultural identity, especially
connections with her family in China, and her identity as a woman and
sister. The hair represents a powerful life force, imbuing each piece
with an aspect of herself.