Kerry Howley, a Middlesex University graduate experiments with the attraction and aversion sensations when it comes to a natural human part as the hair. How something can change so much when it belongs to our body but the minute it is disconnected it becomes something so strange and far from our nature.
My concept is a material exploration of attraction and aversion and how we can feel these seemingly opposing emotional responses simultaneously.
The necklaces are made of human hair, a material we are familiar with and take pride in. However once off of the body it becomes an innate source of aversion. I wanted to see if I could make discarded hair attractive again.
Through the familiar form of a necklace, and using patterns and symmetry that we instinctively find aesthetically pleasing, I hoped to create a delicate balance between the viewer/wearers feelings of aversion and attraction.