Human Hair Necklaces. Why?

These necklaces made from human hair are kind of gross to look at to be certain. But according to Kerry Howley, the artist responsible for these, um, things, that's kind of the point.

The necklaces are made of human hair, a material we are familiar with and take pride in. However once off of the body it becomes an innate source of aversion. I wanted to see if I could make discarded hair attractive again.

Through the familiar form of a necklace, and using patterns and symmetry that we instinctively find aesthetically pleasing, I hoped to create a delicate balance between the viewer/wearers feelings of aversion and attraction.

I'd say she succeeded in achieving the desired effect. [Kerry Howley via ArtsThread via Oddity Central via Buzzfeed]

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