09 April 2010

Death Becomes Her... Hat

When you're driving down a country lane and spot an animal who's life was cut short by a human driving, you most likely cringe. But roadkill is inspiration for British designer James Faulkner, who creates amazing hats from the feathers and fur of roadside slaughter.
In what is an extreme project in recycling, he resurrects the animals who saw a natural yet untimely death, into couture that will be exhibited May 14 at Edinburgh's Telford College.
"It sounds very sinister, but I find it very satisfying to make something beautiful from something gruesome," says the artist who just finished his milliners course.
Rather than spending all his time driving around the backroads of Britain, Faulkner requests the feathers that would normally be waste from butchers and restaurants in order to create his to-die-for hats.

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