The tools used by artists have been one of the hidden drivers in shaping art history. The invention of tube-paint, which made plein-air painting possible, paved the way for Impressionism. The mass production of hog bristle brush enabled dry-mark paintings by artists like Cezanne. These examples are increasingly rare in our times as standardization by several brands dominate the industry. In this global industrialization for art supplies, can tools inspire new ways of art making?
Landscape Tail is a set of brushes imagined as artistic expressions, rather than tools strictly to serve a functional outcome. Each of brushes can be used for a different purpose, from laying in large strokes to more controlled figurative work, and the bristles vary in their formation, density, and length. The collection comes in acrylics and oils series.
Kaolin porcelain, hand bound bristles, and marine grade 316 stainless steel ferrule.
Ridge brush: 115 x 55 x 36mm
Pebble brush: 120 x 60x 24mm
Hand-drawn Moon: 36 x 36 x 66mm
Peak brush: 116 x 60 x 20mm
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Clockwise from upper left: Ridge brush for laying in large areas of water or color. Pebble brush for controlled rhythm strokes with thick and heavy color. Hand-drawn Moon for blending, detailing, and figurative work. Peak brush for controlled center-weight strokes with thick and heavy color. Photo by oornament
Photos by oornament