Paintbrush portraits

Artist Rebecca Szeto gives these old paintbrushes an ultimate makeover.

She cleverly carves the ends of the used brushes and paints the face of a renaissance man, woman, or child. The leftover dry paint on the used brush hairs acts as the colourful gowns and outfits. “These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value. I use humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by my experience as a faux finisher.” Szeto.