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Hair brain sculptures

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Three sculptures of the brain made from layering donated human hair into moulds of model brains. Left: hair from a female donor that retains its natural brown auburn colouring. Centre: the donor of this hair is unknown as it was purchased from a cosmetic shop in London. Prior to purchase, the hair had been bleached to obtain the blonde colour seen here. Right: hair from a female donor that retains its natural grey colouring. "Hair brained" is an English idiomatic phrase used as a derogatory term to explain someone's possibly irrational thought. Each brain measures approximately 18 cm (W) by 17 cm (H) by 18 cm (D).


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