Artist Creates 3D Art Using Strangers’ DNA

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You may want to think twice the next time you spit out your gum in the street, because New York artist Healther Dewey-Hagborg might pick it up and turn it into a sculpture that looks like you.

Dewey-Hagborg collects hairs from public restrooms, fingernails, cigarette butts and wads of discarded chewing gum from sidewalks and subway cars. Then, the Brooklyn-based artist extracts the DNA and turns it into 3D sculptures that look like the face of the person who left the DNA traces behind.