Tree Leaves from Human Hair

Jenine Shereos macht Blätter aus Haaren, die sie miteinander verknotet und verknüpft. Würde ich als Grobmotoriker in tausend Jahren nicht hinkriegen.

In this series, the intricacies of a leaf’s veining are recreated by wrapping, stitching, and knotting together strands of human hair. Inspired by the delicate and detailed venation of a leaf, I began stitching individual strands of hair by hand into a water- soluble backing material. At each point where one strand of hair intersected another, I stitched a tiny knot, so that when the backing was dissolved, the entire piece was able to hold its form. Creating this work was a very meditative process for me, as I found myself lost in the detail of the small, organic microcosms that began taking shape.

Tree Leaves Made of Stitched and Knotted Human Hair