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Fashion Accessory Fowls

Laurel Roth Creates Peacock Sculptures Using Fake Fingernails & Hairclips

— March 9, 2012 — Art & Design
Peacocks are notorious for their beauty, but Laurel Roth may have just trumped Mother Nature herself with these amazing bird sculptures. Not only are these fantastic fowl recreations faithful to the anatomy of real peacocks, but you will never guess that they were made from fake fingernails, hairclips, nail polish, false eyelashes and jewelry. It only makes Roth’s work that much more amazing to think household items can be used to make something so organic looking.

Laurel Roth used fake nails to emulate the blue hue given off by peacock feathers. She then bunched up the hairclips in a manner that mimics real feather formations on birds' wings. The heads and talons of these art creations are the only thing that remotely resemble traditional sculptures. She sets her pieces on wooden bases for a more authentic, natural environment look.
Trend Themes
1. Organic-replica Sculptures - Using unconventional materials such as fake fingernails and hair clips, artists can create highly realistic sculptures that mimic organic forms.
2. Upcycling Everyday Items - Artists and designers have the opportunity to repurpose household items and turn them into unique creations, showcasing the potential of upcycling in the art world.
3. Creative Innovations in Sculpture - Incorporating unexpected materials and techniques in sculpture opens up new avenues for artistic expression and pushes the boundaries of traditional sculptural practices.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Artists can explore unconventional materials and techniques to create disruptive sculptures that challenge traditional notions of art and design.
2. Fashion and Beauty - The use of fake fingernails, hair clips, nail polish, and false eyelashes in these sculptures showcases the potential for innovation and creativity in the fashion and beauty industry.
3. Sustainability and Recycling - The concept of upcycling household items into stunning sculptures highlights the importance of sustainability and recycling in reducing waste and promoting environmental consciousness.
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