Crystallised Human Hair is Transformed into Kaleidoscopic Patterns

Created by Dan Keeffe in collaboration with Amy Webster, Milly Bruce and Sam Part, the "Crystallized Hair" project aims to turn something ugly and unpleasant into something beautiful by transforming offcuts of human hair into delicate crystals which have then been inserted into a kaleidoscope. A team of scientist from the Kingston University Science department extracted the colour from three different coloured hair; brown, blonde and ginger. Melanin was then added to a salt solution. The water was evaporated and they were left with the different shaded crystals, each reflecting the original hair samples.

 Find out more about the project here.

via [It's Nice That]