by Hemisha Bhardwa in New Art on Friday 29 June 2012

Attraction/Aversion is a material exploration of how people can feel opposing emotional responses simultaneously. Through the familiar form of a necklace, and out of a material we take pride in – human hair – Kerry Howely wants to create a balance between the wearers’ feelings of reluctance and attraction. Once off the body, hair becomes an innate source of aversion and the aim of the necklaces were to see if discarded hair could become attractive once again