Shaun McGrath’s submission for the Wing Assignment is designed to blur the line between art and hair. The piece is a wearable wig, bringing the texture of the feathers together with hair pieces interspaced throughout the piece. But as well as being a wig, the piece is a sculpture, embodying a sense of grandeur and presence. The essence of nature within the genre of hair and fashion.
Creating the piece has been an interesting journey for Shaun, pushing technical boundaries and creative ones. Bordering on millinery, it shouldn’t be viewed either as hair, or art, but as something betwixt the two.