Bangkok-based artist Imhathai Suwatthanasilp’s technique is traditional, but the material she uses is unexpected. ‘What makes my work special is the way I use human hair,’ she says of her delicate artworks.
She fell in love with crochet at the age of 11, crafting an intricate lace trim for a handkerchief while she was at school. Today, hair acts as the yarn. The personal nature of this base material, as well as the other objects and materials she mixes into it, allows her to weave human stories and social commentary into her artworks – such as in No More Sewing Machine, made from hair donated by sex workers.