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Mary, Mary

2000-2008,  Blond human hair, stainless steel fish hook,  Size 9 men’s, calf length

Human hair has been spun into thread to knit a pair of men’s socks. Mary, Mary relates to mythology: Apollo was golden haired, as were the Goddesses of classical antiquity. Often golden hair is seen as a sign of beauty and royality and symbolizes a manifestation of ripeness, relating as it does to the sun and ripe corn. Christ is depicted in numerous works of art with golden hair. In Islam and orthodox Christianity and Judaism, woman cover their hair – it is seen in many cultures to be sexually charged. Mary Magdalene, a reputed prostitute, washed Christ’s feet with her hair.