Hairball is a metaphor for life as an accumulation of things, good and bad, over time: years, people, ambitions, loves, fears, and cells. Whereas time is typically thought of as linear, in truth it winds in many directions through our lives, sometimes densely and sometimes loosely, and usually uncontrollably. Sometimes it's hard just to live. Tricycle in the ocean Tricycle in the ocean Tricycle in the ocean This work was conceived from the idea of one person, the counsel of a few, and the hands of many. It was structured specifically on a large scale so the artist would be pushed beyond her physical and mental comfort zones and thereby be compelled to seek help from others. To surmount this challenge, a dynamic community of helpers was created and, through their partnership and care, Hairball was allowed to manifest organically into a fully-formed behemoth of darkness and light.
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