Jenine Shereos - leaves made out of knotted hair

I discovered the artist Jenine Shereos who made a series using human hair to create intricate veined leaves. The hair is stitched on a dissolvable backing revealing these delicate sculptures. Shereos is interested in the parallel between the human vascular system and the plant vascular system. The concepts of growth, decay, and transformation are beautifully explored. I’ve seen artists using human hair to felt and to knit. The artist Mona Hatoum has used hair extensively in her artwork. Last year, I used my own hair as embroidery and thread. It’s always fascinating to see how artists use readily available organic material in their art.