Sunday, July 31, 2011

Human Hair Necklaces

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British art student Kerry Howell's graduate project was a series of five necklaces made from human hair. Called "Attraction/Aversion", the collection explores "how people can feel these seemingly opposing emotional responses simultaneously." She wanted people to be attracted to the pieces from a distance, thinking they look beautiful and intricate, but when they realize what the necklaces are made of, their reaction immediately changes to that of repulse and disgust.

Taking between 40-60 hours to make, the necklaces are made out of the artist's own hair and also hair from a friend's mother. This project has won her an award from the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture. interviewed the artist about her project, which can be viewed HERE.

Would you wear a necklace made out of human hair? x

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