The Decades-Old Link Between Linoleum and Hair

Winter 2015 Artist-in-Residence Anne Lemanski was featured in the Voices section of the most recent issue of American Craft magazine. They asked her, What are the most unexpected materials you’ve used in your work?

“The one scenario that sticks out is my search for vintage linoleum. For the 1930s hairstyle in my piece A Century of Hair, 1900-1990, I desperately wanted to use real 1930s-era linoleum. After exhausting all resources, I put the word out that I was looking for old linoleum. A call from a friend led me to finally unearth exactly what I wanted, under 10 layers of flooring in an old building. It was a victorious moment!”

 

(Photo courtesy of HappeningsCLT)