Papercraft wigs by Russian artist Asya Kozina that mimic the over-the-top hairstyles of men and women during the Baroque era. Bigger was better during the 18th century which saw the emergence of elaborate wigs, mile-high coiffures and highly decorated curls. Many hairdos took hours to create and were modeled over a cage frame or horsehair pads. White powdered wigs with long ringlets were decorated with feathers, bows and garlands for women and tied at the back with a black bow for men. For the adventurous types, it was not unusual to have maritime scenes complete with a model ship or mini gardens incorporated into their wigs.
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. In this case, paper helps to highlight the main form and not be obsessed with unnecessary details.+