Women's hair pins have existed in some form or another since the ancient societies of Han China to Rome. They are a symbol of one of a woman's most sensual assets and serve to hold and conceal it. To remove a hairpin is to unveil the natural self, unconstrained by cultural decor. This set of individually sculpted and bronze cast hairpins by Aidan Koch was created in honor of a woman's power and mystique through history. They may exist as objects of utility or beauty, but it is encouraged that they may fulfill their functional role upon the head.
A. Koch, b. 1988 Seattle, WA, is an artist and graphic novelist. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
3.75 × .25 inches