Artist Turns Old Paint Brushes Into Elegant Dame Sculptures
San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto uses the unconventional media of paintbrushes for her elegant sculptures. The brushes, with their tops carved out and their bristles matted and soaked in paint, look just like aristocratic dames in historic paintings with ornate and puffed dresses.
“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. The paintbrush is self-referential, acting as both subject and object. It refers to the history of painting, through the medium of paint, with its own tool.”