Did you ever wonder what to do with that ball of hair that collects in your bathroom drain? Why not weave each strand into beautiful leaves? Jenine Shereos has created a series of incredibly realistic leaves by wrapping and knotting strands of human hair together by hand. Not many people would have the patience required for this brilliant idea, but the artist, who teaches weaving to adults with disabilities, claims:
Creating this work was a very meditative process for me, as I found myself lost in the detail of the small, organic microcosms that began taking shape.
The result is absolutely gorgeous and well worth the time. What is even more beautiful than the leaves themselves is Jenine’s inspirational connection between the human element of hair and nature:
Allusions to the vascular tissue of plants, as well as the vascular system of the human body, exist simultaneously; the delicate trace of a hair falling silently, imperceptibly, from one’s head becoming the veins of a leaf as it falls from a tree leaving its indelible imprint on the ground below.
Jenine Shereos currently lives in Boston and her sculptures and installation art are on display in several venues around the world. Check out more of Jenine Shereos’ work on her website.