Weird Media: Art Walk Features Coca Leaves to Human Hair to Cassette Tapes

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Agustina Woodgate
Tower made of 3,000 bricks of human hair
One of the most entertaining things about the Second Saturday Art Walks is discovering the weird media artists often employ in their work. This past weekend, Agustina Woodgate put on a clinic on the subject in "Collectivism," her solo show at the Spinello Gallery featuring works made from 3000 bricks of human hair, 36,000 yards of fishing line, and thousands of teddy bear pelts. (Click here for the full slideshow.)

But there were other galleries like LMNT showing some weird stuff like collages crafted from coca leaves to a gorgeous shawl-like tapestry at Dot FiftyOne, which at 40 feet long, soar to the height of a small apartment building. These tapestries are woven from the guts of 338 cassette tapes. Here are some of our favorites works using weird media:

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Agustina Woodgate Water Falling
Installation created from chandelier and 36,000 yards of discarded fishing line, light bulbs, and white noise.


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Agustina Woodgate No Rainbows No Rain
16x10 foot rug made from thousands of stuffed animal skins.
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Raquel Schwartz Woven Channels
Forty-foot-long woven installation created using ribbon stripped from over 300 cassettes including music my Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and the Bee Gees.
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Gaston Ugalde Coca Cola
Collage made from coca leaves with similar versions in the collections of Evo Morales. Mick Jagger and the King of Spain
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