• Brush Studies: April - June 2016

                A survey of a variety of bristle-bearing tools produced this collection - an inquest into hyperspecificity, ambiguity, and alienation.  Each of these brushes addresses a specific fictional function.  In the end, however, the function is irrelevant - the objects should stand on their own as curious, thought provoking objects.

    What cues tell us about an object's purpose when encountering it for the first time?
  • Study 1: Grey Brushes
    The grey brushes, center, were the first in the series.  While designing these two brushes, I had in mind the formal relationships that bristle-bearing tools often share with that which they are meant to brush.  Formally, brushes anticipate that which they are meant to brush.
    Study 2: Wooden Brush
    The long wooden brush addresses bristle length - an important consideration in brush design.  
  • Study 3: Soft Brush
    The soft brush addresses bristle shape.  The bristles of the soft brush are able to be manipulated easily into different shapes, suitable for different purposes. 
  • Study 4: Heavy Brush
    The heavy brush addresses the possiblity of a hands-free brush.  Its heavy base keeps it in place while being used, probably underfoot.