Wenda Gu’s ‘United Nations: United Colors’ art piece might not be the most sanitary of sculptures, but the unique assemblage of 420 pounds of human hair posesses some noteworthy shock value.
Clippings gathered from 42,000 haircuts of Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and local Hanover residents were shipped to China, where they were processed for this piece. Elmer’s Glue and dye were the primary tools used to form part of Gu’s ‘United Nations: United Colors’ project of hair art that began in 1993.
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