12 March 2015

Artist Wears A Bizarre, Larger-Than-Life Wig To Explore The Subject Of Beauty

Michigan-based visual artist Yuni Kim Lang has created a massive wig for a project titled ‘Comfort Hair’.

Inspired by the ‘Gache’, a big wig used to be worn by Korean women of high social backgrounds—the bigger and heavier the wigs were, the more it was considered beautiful, back in those days.

She explores the themes of weight, mass accumulation, hair and cultural identity in her works.

She explained on her website, “so powerful and beautiful yet so burdensome and heavy. It is this intense, overwhelming, yet so satisfying relationship with our hair that makes us obsess over it.”

What do you think of wearing a wig of this size?

[via Ignant, Yuni Kim Lang]