Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kerry Howley's Hair Jewelry

Aversion and repulsion are apparently common reactions to these pieces of jewelry made from human hair. The artist, an English girl named Kerry Howley, had this potential response in her head from the beginning- recognizing the phenomenon that hair, though often thought to be gorgeous upon the head, becomes strangely alien whence removed. It was her hope that perhaps she could make "dead" hair attractive once more by weaving it into ornate, aesthetically pleasing necklaces. Personally, I don't see an aversion/attraction conflict at all. It's just so beautiful. But think what ye will, populace.

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