Sometimes, at periodic intervals, my job takes the task of delicately reminding me why I am doing this out of all possible career options. I am currently working with a student whose work is intense and exciting, both at an intellectual and practical level. I have a lot of respect for most of my students work as I think they are a really intelligent, engaged group. With her, however, it goes beyond that, as I think she is on to something potentially important in her project. Today, she showed me this:

Tabitha Moses Hairpurse, Metal clasp and human hair, 2004

I haven’t felt like this about a piece of work (or my job) for a long while…

More information on this artist here and here