Toni Hankinson

Early career

I work with notions of the abject, constructing fabrics from human hair, creating a response of avid disgust and intrigue. In displacement from the body the hair changes drastically from soft, feminine, sexual, sensual to something that entices a disturbed reaction. The material and the process become integral entwined components, I work, weaving, spinning, stitching; labouring with the hair until I find it twisting. Tickling. Itching. Scratching. Disconcertingly c r e e p i n g. Ghost like, across my skin, over my eyes, onto my lips (I flinch and shudder), into my mouth (I cringe), catching my throat, (I gag). read full statement

Location Lincoln, East Midlands