Boston-based artist Jenine Shereos created a series of leaf sculptures using human hair. Inspired by the intricate nature of leaf veins, Shereos stitched and knotted individual strands of hair – including her own – by hand, in a water-soluble backing material. When the backing was dissolved, the leaf form was able to keep itself up.
About the process, she says in a statement: “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 complex network of lines present in this work mimics the organic patterns found in nature and speaks to the natural systems of transformation, growth and decay.”