Reading based Hairdresser Mel, had her long, multi-coloured hair shaved off publicly in her Salon to raise awareness of human sex trafficking and to raise money for a charity supporting victims. The three vibrant paintings depict different stages of the event and the changing atmosphere.
Fellow hairdressers wept as Mel had the last of her hair removed; her sacrificial ‘gift’ was a touching act to witness. 25% of profits from sales of prints and the paintings are donated to The Mustard Tree Foundation’s Rahab Project.
The Gift I 91cm (w) x 61cm (h) paint on canvas with embellishment
The Gift II 61cm (w) x 91cm (h) paint on canvas with embellishment
The Gift III 61cm (w) x 91cm (h) paint on canvas with embellishment
For more information about these paintings, please go to www.saatchiart.com/bethlouella