The Horsehair Tale
As a part of my Final Major Project from LCF, I explored the material horsehair with inventiveness and curiosity, inspired by female weaving artist within my community. I am intrigued by its genuine nature and working with unprocessed indigenous material. Interested in traditional processes, I experiment and explore with the material to feed my creativity. With these pieces I aimed to embody the beauty within simplicity and let the material speak its truth.
The Icelandic horse has been isolated in Iceland since the 11th century and therefore is one of the most thoroughbred equities in the world. The material itself is not sold on the public market and for this reason, Halla collected the material from a slaughterhouse in the south of Iceland, which otherwise would have been discarded. She got the tail of the horse on the bone, dirty and uncombed. She engaged in every step from cleaning and cutting to final product.
To pay homage to the Icelandic horse I have named each piece by mere names found in Iceland.
Photographer: Sanem Ozman
Hair & Makeup Artist: Mathilde Møller
Model: Freja Woolf