As part of an exhibition called Object Abuse, a group of artists have been challenged to “take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible.”
British designer Dominic Wilcox had the clever idea to use brushes that have not been washed, bristles hardened with paint.
“One day I was walking through an art shop and looked at the brushes…I remembered how I used to forget to wash the paint brushes after using them and then would find them hard and unusable the next day. After quite a few trials and mistakes I managed to make something useful, a coat hook.”
Object Abuse is showing at KK outlet, Hoxton Square in London from September 2nd to 25th, 2011.