'Loveseats' by Loren Schwerd

 - Nov 21, 2008   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: lorenschwerd & designboom
This strangely fascinating series of installation works by Loren Schwerd is inspired by a love seat Schwerd discovered in a dumpster.

The 'Loveseats' collection looks to explore relationships, in both a metaphorical and paradoxical sense. The black heart has a certain romantic quality that symbolizes unity.

Schwerd's works include video, free standing sculpture, art installations and wearable art. Much of her art utilizes human hair, wood and string.

Implications - Schwerd says that all of her creations have a "slightly dark humor and a fascination with awkward beauty." The featured images show her human hair chairs in all of their hairy glory. One chair features a giant blonde braid, while another connects chairs to each other by way of tangled-up hair.