Today Hairspray is known as a hair product distributed with aerosol spray. This technology of using aerosol began after world World War II because they learned how to distribute insecticides over large areas. Hairspray is used almost as a “glue” to keep hair in place. Over years women have used a lot of products like hairspray such as gums and clay.
Reflection: After priming I had to figure out a way to symbolize hairspray over the times. My first thought was to paint images of hairstyles over the decades. I did end up doing that, I made one hairstyle from the sixties, because hairspray was used a lot. I also tried to paint another woman with a beehive hairdo.
Once I was finished with this I felt like there should be more to it. While thinking of ways to portray hairspray in another way I came to the thought of using old dolls from my childhood. I always enjoyed doing their hair, and just as hairspray is almost a beauty icon in the way that it is used for looks, dolls are also very much so beauty icons. So I took the dolls and cut and styled their hair in interesting ways. My first automatic though was to paint over them white to blend in with the knitting so it focused on the hair. In the end I was given the idea to paint them green.4 years ago • 0 notes