Created by Danish artist Nina Beier, this untitled series consists of different wigs pressed behind glass onto muted, pink backgrounds. Like a pinned insect or pressed flower, the human hair wigs, once alive, are transformed into inanimate objects to be examined and archived.
Curly maroon fade pixie, 2016
Choppy layers blunt bang, 2016
Short Crop Swoopy Bangs, 2015
"The slowly grown hair has been flattened and processed for eternity, and marks the definitive end of a hairstyle, a period and a mood. There is something callous about human-hair harvesting, reminiscent of the cruel social asymmetries, when impoverished peasant women would sell their braids to wig manufactures, but female hair, particular when golden, linking wealth with sexuality - has long been a western obsession."
Nina Beier, Laura Bartlett Gallery