Rebel Shop Geek Store

Subscribe

10 Unusual Ways To De-Stress After A Day Of Working & Blogging [Chart]
10 Unusual Ways To De-Stress After A Day Of Working & Blogging [Chart]

KICKSTARTER
J.A.E.S.A: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
J.A.E.S.A - Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
KICKSTARTER
Looksery: Real-Time Face Transformation Filters
Looksery App
KICKSTARTER
Leaf Mount: Collapsible Stand For iPads, Samsungs, Kindle+
Leaf Mount
KICKSTARTER
ANTVR: All-In-One Universal Virtual Reality Kit
ANT Virtual Reality
DESIGN | 2 Years Ago By Anita Hovey

Impressive Life-Like Bug Sculptures Created From Human Hair

red-bug-made-human-hair
Advertisement

I found this story completely by accident while reading an architecture blog and scouting for content for a client. The phrase “sculptures made from human hair” just jumped out at me, and I thought, “What could one possibly make with hair?” A quick Google search produced the website of Adrienne Antonson, a clothing designer and human hair sculptor. In her clothing line STATE, she focuses on using repurposed and recycled materials. I guess it makes sense then that she uses a recycled, repurposed medium for her sculptures too. She writes, “My sculptural work focuses on making life-like objects from human hair and other non-traditional fibers. I work with human hair because of its immediacy, its beauty and flaws.”

As an artistic material, human hair is remarkably resourceful. The material never fails to attract and repulse almost simultaneously, which is a response I enjoy. I find it infinitely amazing to read how artists think about their media and works. I’m on the “repulse” side…not strongly…I’m not going to vomit or anything, but when I look at these incredible works of art, the snarl of “ewwww” crosses my lips. At the same time, I can’t stop looking at them! I don’t know why I find this so gross…after all, I love my wool socks, leather boots, and cashmere sweaters.

A quick trip back to Google, and I’ve produced more hair sculptors… this must be a “thing!” There’s a woman who knits strands of hair together into beautiful, delicate leaves. Others create solid castle sculptures and Chinese landmarks, or busts of President Barack Obama. Then there are the people who make jewelery (yes, jewelery to wear, ewww) from hair. The fascination isn’t held just to actual human hair, either. There’s a “cool” human hair font, in case you need to make a brochure for what…the abominable snowman? Think I’m crazy? Here’s the proof.

Life-Like Human Hair Sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

life-like-bug-sculptures

Image Credits: [Robert Diamante] [Image China]

Author Avatar Image Representation

Author: Anita Hovey

Anita is commonly referred to as the Head Twirp. By day she's a mild-mannered (NOT) social media consultant and trainer, at her own company Twirp Communications. By night she's a paper crafting super hero (PERHAPS). Addicted to all things pretty and frilly, lover of all colors, chewer of cinnamon gum, wearer of awesome boots, and not afraid to admit her friends live in her computer. She just wishes Dexter Morgan and Eric Northman would come OUT of her computer.

Leave A Comment

You Might Also Like...
Bit Rebels
Interactive Bug Spray Billboard Proves Its Point With 230,000 Insects
Interactive Bug Spray Billboard Proves Its Point With 230,000 Insects
SHARES
271
No More Secrets…Brain Researchers Know Who You Are Thinking About
No More Secrets…Brain Researchers Know Who You Are Thinking About
SHARES
221
EDAG’s Light Car Sports An All Exterior OLED Screen
EDAG’s Light Car Sports An All Exterior OLED Screen
SHARES
0
New Startup Product Utilizes Pedal Power To Recharge Your Smartphone
New Startup Product Utilizes Pedal Power To Recharge Your Smartphone
SHARES
263
3D Accessory Turns The iPhone Into A Full-Fledged Holographic Device
3D Accessory Turns The iPhone Into A Full-Fledged Holographic Device
SHARES
272
 
css.php