Monday, October 15, 2007


this was on the news paper last week
i just thought its interesting and a little disgusting haha
but its fun to look at how some artist create things that are so unique !?

...artist Wenda Gu's latest installation provokes aren't because of its size, but its contents: 420 pounds of human hair. A viewer's first impulses are to lean forward and scrutinize the swirling, flattened locks; stealthily sniff (it doesn't smell); and fight the urge to touch it — and perhaps quickly recoil.

Hair for the 80-foot-by-13-foot banner was collected over several months last year from 42,000 haircuts of Dartmouth students, faculty, staff and local residents in Hanover. It was shipped to China, where workers in Gu's Shanghai studio dyed and shaped the locks into paper-thin panels held together by a film of Elmer's glue and tied together with twine. It and a second work, ''united nations: united colors,'' displayed in another part of the library are the latest installations in Gu's worldwide ''united nations'' project, begun in 1993 and all made from human hair.


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