Project Description

Handling Inspiration

–Sensory hair brush created from my hair, cut by my five-year-old daughter.

–Sensory hair brush made for my daughter

Restarting November of 2018, I will be asking random people to partipate with me by creating something of their own using an unfinished paintbrush.  I found hundreds of handles thrown out around the corner from my studio-home in Barcelona.  After years of various interactions, I finally settled with the objective of sharing these handles with the public.  Each person agrees to (hopefully) document what they create and send an image to me.

I’ve recently been very interested in the creative process of adults.  Watching my daughter needing art as an important base of development, I have been especially curious about so many adults’ unrealized creativity.   This project is questioning the role of art in the history and future of early education and young adults that can harbor continued knowledge into adulthood.

I will be handing out a yet determined amount of handles.  After receiving images from the public, I will create an archive.

If you receive a brush, please interact, document with photography and or writing and either email or DM through instagram to @handling_inspiration

The top image is a sensorial hair brush created in 2012 as a response to tiny fingers, tangled in my hair, that made it difficult to lay my daughter down once she slept.  I cut my hair and made her a toy.  To this day I cut my hair once a year to make a new brush.  The last two years my daughter has cut off the ponytail.

Below: previous project created together with my daughter using paintbrush handles to make sound installation.