Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Delicate Ladies

Featured Sculpting classical art paint brush paint brush sculpture 13th of December 2014

San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto uses paintbrushes to create her artwork, but we’re betting you weren’t expecting exactly how she uses them. Instead of painting, she carves the ends of her used paintbrushes into refined painted renaissance ladies, and the colorful used brush hairs become the sweeping elegant fibers of their gowns.

These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value,” writes Szeto in her artist’s statement. “I use humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by my experience as a faux finisher.

More info: rebeccaszeto.com (h/t: lustik)

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