Add the female form into the mix, and fireworks flow. Artists across time have been drawn to the power of the red-headed muse. Think Sandro Botticelli's 'The Birth of Venus', and the varied masterpieces by Dante Rossetti, Egon Schiele, Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Gustav Klimt.
Is British street artist C3 following this long line of tradition, with her carmine-curled second self, often found 'chilling out on various windows and ledges'?
Four years on from her launch in 2011, Sheffield-based C3 leaves her delicate, diminutive sitting ladies out in the urban landscape, pensive, engaging and sanguine.
With red hair occurring naturally in only 1–2% of the human population, it is no coincidence that these seemingly flimsy, gossamery figures are fashioned from the rare and bygone.
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