The necklaces are made of human hair, a material we are familiar with and take pride in. However once off of the body it becomes an innate source of aversion. I wanted to see if I could make discarded hair attractive again.
Through the familiar form of a necklace, and using patterns and symmetry that we instinctively find aesthetically pleasing, I hoped to create a delicate balance between the viewer/wearers feelings of aversion and attraction.
Reminds me of that episode of "The Man Show" when they paste a bunch of hair on a girl's chest and have her flash people at Mardi Gras. The instant switch from excitement to disgust was hilarious.