I've been sitting on these for months and months. This work is a big factor in what spawned my interest in doing my recent pieces. I have gone back to these Olaf Hajek over and over in my mind - for me they instantly got under my skin, instantly became unforgettable. I don't even know how to begin to describe the connection I felt to this work. Every time I look at them, my heart almost jumps out of my body. This is connection/inspiration on a spirit journey level. I had already been going down the road of doing "big hair" - I have seen Susan Beiner's work which inspires me, and Cristina Cordova's work - the large head pieces. BUT, when I saw these it was like finding a suitcase full of $1000 bills! a big suitcase, people.
this is where you crack it open and the sweetest juice comes pouring out!
here's an interview