Melanie Bilenker Jewelry

Look at these crazy crazy crazy lockets created by artist Melanie Bilenker. They are tiny, most 3 in. or smaller, and made from her hair.

Her artist statement:
"The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments."

If you're in Portland, her work will be on display at Oregon College of Art & Craft, January 15, 2009 - February 22, 2009.

Oh Unicorn, by Jenny Hart
Wenda Gu's Banner made from human hair at Dartmouth College.
More Victorian hair art.

1 comment:

  1. wait. what?
    that is freakishly, amazingly beautiful.