Jenine Shereos, Boston artist, knitted hair, leaf shape sculpture, ephemeral sculpture, leaf skeleton

Jenine Shereos is a sculptor and installation artist who specializes in fiber and textile processes. She creates amazing knitted installations and objects mixing the craft with natural materials. Her latest pieces, part of the ‘Leaf Series’ are made from her own and other people’s (head) hair.

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To craft the designs, she stitches and knots individual strands of hair by hand in a water-soluble backing material. When the backing gets dissolved, the leaf-form blossoms.

The artist comments says this about the process, “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.

+ Jenine Shereos

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Photos by Robert Diamante