Human Hair Jewelry

Kerry Howley macht Geschmeide aus Menschenhaar. (via Geekosystem)

My concept is a material exploration of attraction and aversion and how we can feel these seemingly opposing emotional responses simultaneously. The necklaces are made of human hair, a material we are familiar with and take pride in. However once off of the body it becomes an innate source of aversion. I wanted to see if I could make discarded hair attractive again.

Through the familiar form of a necklace, and using patterns and symmetry that we instinctively find aesthetically pleasing, I hoped to create a delicate balance between the viewer/wearers feelings of aversion and attraction.

Irgendwie related: Sonnenbrillen aus (u.a.) Menschenhaar.