You aren’t going to believe what an art studio in London created with hair…
There is a famous quote associated with Renaissance artist Michaelangelo. When asked how he created his masterpiece David, he said, “It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.” As hair artists…we do the same thing. You see the style…the look in your creative mind…and then simply remove the hair that’s in the way, sculpt and shape it into reality. But what happens with what we discard?
A visionary art studio in London, Studio Swine has been experimenting with hair as an untapped renewable resource since 2014. This video is simply jaw dropping. They collect hair and combine it with natural bio resin to invent a new composite material, from which they make everything from a 1920’s Shanghai-deco-style vanity to art objects such as vases.
The artists, who collaborated with Pearl Lam Gallery in Hong Kong, use hair from China, noting in a project description that “Asian hair grows particularly quickly, up to 16 times faster than hardwood mahogany. It’s also very strong — a full head of hair can take the weight of two African elephants.”
Simply amazing…hair is awesome!