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Carlos Franklin Uses People's Locks as a Threadlike Art Medium

 - Jun 14, 2012
References: mistercarrot.org & collabcubed
No one can fault Carlos Franklin for lack of creativity. After all, how often is it that you see someone use human hair as thread to stitch portraits of men? The Colombian artist has crafted a series mimicking pictures he’s found on the Internet and hairstyle magazines, only he’s limited himself to the use of hair to define each of his subjects. And the results are actually quite remarkable in their detail.

Carlos Franklin titles this eccentric series ‘Elegance,’ which is apt when you think about the nimble dexterity required in the art of embroidering. As a contrast the somewhat effeminate discipline, the images Franklin chose to recreate are rather masculine, with depictions of men from urban backgrounds frequently showing up. The hairs themselves almost resemble lines made using markers or pens.