Carolyn Thompson Havisham


Havisham is a drawing of a section of antique lace wedding veil dating from the early 1800, embroidered in white human hair. The lace has been chosen as it dates from around the time the character Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations would have married had her wedding gone ahead. White hair has been used for its association with shock, fear and stress in many Gothic Novels.

2016, paper, human hair, 29.7 x 12.7cm