There is definitely an aspect of pride and physical beauty connected with hair. I’m sure we’ve all witnessed someone being brought to tears by a bad haircut, or the desperate measures people take to cover up bald spots. However, like toenail-clippings and other things that were once part of the body, after hair falls out it is an entirely distasteful matter. Kerry Howley’s ‘Attraction/Aversion’ human hair necklaces capture the dueling sentiments we associate with hair.
Howley’s award-winning necklaces resemble delicate floral lace, and are inspired by Victorian mourning jewelry and damask wallpaper. Howley’s aim with ‘Attraction/Aversion’ is to reinvest fallen-out hair with beauty, as well as to explore certain emotional responses elicited by specific materials.
Are you brave enough to wear one?