Project Description

Handling Inspiration

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

–The top image is a sensorial hair brush toy created in 2012 as a response to my daughter´s fingers getting tangled in my hair, which made it difficult to lay her down to sleep.  To this day I cut my hair once a year to make a new brush.  Since 2016 my daughter has cut off the ponytail.

Watching my daughter needing art as an important base of development, I have been especially curious about the art process into adulthood.   This project is questioning the role of art in early education and young adults that can harbor continued confidence into adulthood.  I will be asking people to partipate with me by creating something of their own, using an unfinished paintbrush.  I found hundreds of handles discarded on the sidewalk 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 document what they create and send an image to me.

video below: Tina Delehag and Elizabeth Langford in the Tate Modern.

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