Foreword: I am not a fan of the genre. Or rather, I have not yet managed to make me a clear opinion, when in fact, to think of it, there’s nothing more ecological and pacifist usage of the first waste material that comes directly from the… body. So what’s wrong with your hair recycle? What is it that makes us, if not freeze, at least to cool a bit ‘the blood in front of these images? Maybe it’s because the hair, when they are not in the lead, are a symptom of health problems or even diseases? Well, maybe we should hear the opinion of a psychologist.
Besides a motion of appreciation to those who decide to try their hand at this fine art we should have, given that the average diameter of a human hair is 0.7 mm, which makes it not exactly an object of easy handling.
Perhaps these jewelry made with hair, work of young British artist Kerry Howley , can help us get used to the idea.
Always using human hair and glue the artist Seattle Adrienne Antonson creates ethereal sculptures and small insects that are tragic and magical at the same time.
Japanese Nagi Noda is known for its “capellosi” hats with animal forms – being in the lead, they make us already less effect.
With The plan to ” Time and Matter ” Bill Fink creates “false pictures” with the hair of her subjects, thus bringing photography into a new dimension. At least, so he says.
The Chinese Zhang sixty beautygenerate claims to be the only healthy hair weaver in the world , which it uses to create detailed portraits in miniature. Not to break the hair has to hold his breath while he works.
The conceptual artist of Chinese origin Wenda Gu , who has been working with hair, offered free haircuts to all staff and to the Dartmouth University students getting more than 200 kilos of material with which he made two facilities of which he spoke even the New York Times.
The textile artist Jenine Shereos has adapted its manufacturing techniques of yarns to realize the series “Leaf” which creates small microcosms leaf-shaped strictly with hair.
Rosemary Meza instead uses your own hair to create linear segments in its strange drawings, in which he experiments with this material to represent its interest issues with respect to gender issues.
Last on our list of “findings”, the African-American artist Sonya Clark considers the hair an essential part of cultural identity. So he tells the story of his life and his community with objects and installations in which the hair is at the same time the medium and the message.