Paintbrush Portraits

Paintbrush Portraits is an ongoing project by Rebecca Szeto. The San Francisco based artist has been whittling down old, discarded paintbrushes and sculpting the handles into figures since 1999. Inspired by women of the Renaissance period and Diego Velázquez’s Las Menina, Rebecca is transforming trash into treasures.

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  1. glamdevils wrote:

    Wow they look amazing 😀

    xx Mira

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  2. Laura wrote:

    Love it!

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  4. Savannah wrote:

    These people are so incredible talented! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

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  6. Erin wrote:

    These are so cool, I have been looking for some eclectic wall art this is great inspiration. http://www.beautyjunkkie.com

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  7. Wonderful artistic idea, we are amazed with this great imagination!

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  8. Dominique wrote:
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  9. incredible! i love these!

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  10. Kathryn wrote:

    I love these! Amazing, creative, and playful

    12.18.14
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  11. Riana wrote:

    These are so darn cool! What a unique way to reuse old paintbrushes!

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  12. meg wrote:

    these are so cool and would be so great to display!

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    @waterlilyshop

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  13. Shelley wrote:

    So unique and creative! Amazing talent!
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthChildArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu

    12.21.14
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  14. María wrote:

    Incredibly original
    Lots of love, xx

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    12.27.14
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