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.