Kelly Howley: Necklaces made from hair

Hair is ugly? No, of course hair is not ugly, most of the time we love all those wavey brown/red/blonde hair growing on our heads. Most of the time – but what about hair, that is not, well, attached to your head anymore? Usually hair turns from beautiful to gross within a second when falling off.

This is exactly what the art of Kelly Howley is about: In order to finish her degree at Middlesex University, Howley created necklaces out of human hair. She was interested in how people can combine those feelings of attraction and aversion at the same time. Those filigree objects certainly look beautiful – and somehow disgusting at the same time.

(via Laughing Squid)