Extravagant Baroque Paper Wigs Adorned with Everyday Objects

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

Known for creating exquisite, fashionable and most definitely wearable works of art, like previously featured, artist Asya Kozina has made this incredible collection of paper wigs that incorporates EVERY bit of extravagance. Utilizing only paper and cardboard, they are fashioned in Baroque-era monochrome decadence. Each piece is adorned with everyday objects, whether they are swashbuckling ships or majestic planes, that appear as if to have landed upon a robust cloud.

Being known for working on fairly traditional remakes of the over-the-top wigs worn during the Baroque period, Asya decided to integrate present-day symbols into her intricate creations. Just as an 18th-century stylist might have opted to accessorize hairpieces with birds, feathers, or an entire ship model, Kozina balances planes and contemporary architecture atop her models’ heads.

“Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the Baroque era. This is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics, no practical sense. But they are beautiful. I made a series of wigs. Paper helps to highlight in this case the main form and not be obsessed unnecessary details.” – Asya Kozina

After studying historical materials, she draws a detailed sketch. Then her husband Dmitriy sculpts the underlying structure out of tough cardboard, while she prepares the strips that will give the wig its outer texture. “Then we add the larger elements, like curls,” explains the artist to The Creators Project, “and make changes as we go along, adding or subtracting decorative elements like flowers, feathers, and leaves.”

See original article over at: http://strictlypaper.com/blog/2016/11/baroque-paper-wigs-everyday-objects-asya-kozina/

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