As an impulse and start, we probably would have thought the project from Japanese artist Aki Inomata was weird. A dog wearing a coat of human hair is definitely strange. But it doesn’t really seem that bad. The project is an exploration of relationship between people and their dogs.
The artist collected her own, and the dog’s hair for a few years, eventually collecting enough to have a hand woven over-the-shoulder caplet for herself, and outerwear for the dog. It’s an interesting thought. Here’s another interesting thought: If she had a German Shepherd, she would probably have a suit by now; maybe even two.