Leaves made from Human Hair

Human hair leaf by Jenine Shereos (3)

Although not everyone is appealed by human hair being used for art pieces, it still a material that can be uniquely adapted like in Adrienne Antonson’s hair bugs, and Kerry Howley’s floral necklaces. Textile artist Jenine Shereos has also wrapped, stitched and knotted hair for an artistic series entitled “Leaf.” “I began stitching individual strands of hair by hand into a water-soluble backing material. At each point, where one strand of hair intersected another, I stitched a tiny knot, so that when the backing was dissolved, the entire piece was able to hold its form. Creating this work was a very meditative process for me, as I found myself lost in the detail of the small, organic microcosms that began taking shape.” [1]

Human hair leaf by Jenine Shereos (2)
Human hair leaf by Jenine Shereos (1) Human hair leaf by Jenine Shereos (4)

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1. "Leaf." Jenineshereos.com. Retrieved on June 13th, 2012.

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