Hair Cloak
Jennifer Thoreson, Multidisciplinary Artist

Hair Cloak, From the series Testament, 16”x20”, Pigment Ink on Fiber Rag, 2014

The cloak for this image was hand woven on a floor loom. I used black wool for the warp threads, and human hair for the weft. I love the idea of human DNA woven together with that of sheep, echoing the reference to human beings as sheep in various Biblical passages. I’m especially interested in this reference, particularly because of the meekness, dependence, and vulnerability of sheep, and their relationship to the human experience.