Art that grows on you
August 4, 2011 5:35 AM   Subscribe

Melanie Bilenker documents quiet moments in a unique way. Precious metals, ebony and epoxy resin are the canvas, and human hair is the material used to delicately capture life's simpler things.

Victorians incorporated human hair into artwork and ornaments (discussed previously here).

I would love to own one of these, which evoke these.
posted by kinnakeet (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fascinating!
posted by Omnomnom at 6:16 AM on August 4, 2011


She sure takes a lot of baths.

I'd love to see how she makes these. Tweezers?
posted by DU at 6:25 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd love to see the process here. The images are cool, but are the drawn? She says, "I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants." So is this a photographic process or is she using photos as the frame of reference?

Neat stuff.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:48 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Gosh, these are beautiful. I'm with cjorgensen in wishing I could see the process.
posted by lauranesson at 7:57 AM on August 4, 2011


Beautiful.
posted by krilli at 8:39 AM on August 4, 2011


Lovely work. I hate the website interface. Let me scroll from one piece to the next without having to hit "back" to get to the menu, dammit.
posted by Lexica at 2:45 PM on August 5, 2011


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