Paint Brush Coat Hooks

KKoutlet recently approached me to take part in their exhibition ‘Object Abuse’. The challenge was to ‘take an everyday object, remould, rebuild and repurpose it to create an entirely new item, using as little additional materials as possible.’

One day I was walking through an art shop and looked at the brushes. They seemed pleasant objects so I decided to come up with something using one of them. I remembered how I used to forget to wash paint brushes after using them and then would find them hard and unusable the next day. After quite a few trials and mistakes I managed to make something useful, a coat hook. Handily there is a hole at the top of the handle for the screw.

OBJECT ABUSE, PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 7 – 9PM. EXHIBITION RUNS 2 – 25 SEPTEMBER
KK OUTLET, 42 HOXTON SQUARE, LONDON, N1 6PB
Exhibition PDF info
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19 thoughts on “Paint Brush Coat Hooks”

  1. Human creativity will never seize to impress me. I’m sure i’m correct in saying that the world wants to see more from you, Dominic.

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    1. Hello! thanks for your thoughts, ‘Amazing coat hooks like you’ve never seen before!’ may be something other people could say about them on their blog but coming from the person who made them would seem a little show offy. I tend to present things in my own quiet way and let other websites that feature them shout about it in their way if they wish. It seems to work ok.

  3. Really cool coat hooks – for some reason they make me think of a Dulux TV advertisement. I wouldn’t mind trying to make some of these myself, although I’m sure which glue would be best. You would need to choose the glue carefully to ensure it doesn’t damage your clothing, etc.

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