“Trees” Research – Jenine Shereos and the other use for hair.

Installation artist Jenine Shereos has found an unusual use for human hair. She has created delicate featherweight tree leaves from fixing together individual strands of human hair. (See below)

Clever to turn something quite grotesque into something uniquely beautiful? The veining of a leaf is recreated by the careful intertwining, wrapping and stitching of the hair together.

“Allusions to the vascular tissue of plants, as well as the vascular system of the human body, exist simultaneously; the delicate trace of a hair falling silently, imperceptibly, from one’s head becoming the veins of a leaf as it falls from a tree leaving its indelible imprint on the ground below”.

 

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