Tangled? Hair Castle Raises Wonder and Disgust


Artist Agustina Woodgate doesn't know why she began collecting clumps of wet hair from her shower drain six years ago. She just knows that it felt right.

Her interest snowballed -- or should we say hairballed -- to the point that Woodgate, 30, began giving curbside haircuts to passersby on the streets of Miami, New York, Puerto Rico and Buenos Aires -- wherever she happened to be. When customers learned of her purpose, they usually warmed to it: "People would say, 'Cut more hair,' and I'd like trim the entire head."

She amassed the follicles of her labor for five years -- along with hair-filled envelopes stuck under her door by friends -- until she had four massive trash bags of hair in her possession.

Then, "It became what do I do with it?"