Twenty-three year old British artist and designer Kerry Howley has already made quite a name for herself by creating intricate necklaces constructed entirely from human hair.
Using the art of weaving, coupled with broken saw blades, the artist transforms the hair into unique pieces of wearable art. Her current collection, with just five individual pieces, took more than sixty hours to create.
“The necklaces are made of human hair, a familiar material that we take pride in. However, once off of the body, hair becomes an innate source of aversion,” explains the artist. “Through the familiar form of a necklace, and using patterns and symmetry that are instinctively pleasing…a delicate balance between the viewer/wearer’s feelings of aversion and attraction.”