Art Student Creates Necklaces from Human Hair
Kerry Howley is creating quite a buzz in the art world, with her collection of delicate necklaces made from human hair. She is a art student, from Cambridge, England. Hair is usually regarded as a very important part of the human body and is worn with pride, but once its connection to the body has been severed, it’s viewed as slightly disgusting. The 23-year-old art student “hoped to create a delicate balance between the viewer/wearer’s feelings of aversion and attraction.” She wanted to see if she could make cut hair attractive again. The main material for Howley’s masterpieces was provided by one of her mother’s friends. Kerry used broken saw blades to cut and weave the strands of hair into abstract shapes inspired by wallpaper patterns, and spent over 60 hours working on each of the five hair necklaces she has created so far.