Old Paintbrushes Transformed into Beautiful Works of Art

infante magarita, paintbrush portrait by Rebecca Szeto
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Looking at Rebecca Szeto’s “Paintbrush Portraits” will instantly make you think: 17th century art. This San Francisco-based artist was inspired by a Velázquez painting (“La Infanta Margarita”[1653-54]), which you can see how similar the silhouette of the girl is (here and here) in relation to a wide paintbrush. Szeto used old brushes, ones that she collected over the years as a way of cleaning up the environment as so many people were throwing them out. And her method of recycling them, is absolutely brilliant!

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Adriana is the Webby Award–winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting the lives and work of tattooists. Published also on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.