Handmade Sumi-e Paint Brushes With Mixed Horsehair Bristles and Black Bamboo Handles
These brushes were made with black bamboo and high quality mixed color horsehair. One of the handles has a carving of a Koi fish and the other handle has been decorated with a scale like design. The bristles are high quality mixed horsehair, which has some good stiffness, is very flexible and somewhat course.
Each brush I make is different and unique. I try to bring out the voices of the materials I use, connecting them with each other in a way that makes them feel complete.
My brushes are made to create a vast array of marks. When I make a brush I think about all aspects of the tool: how it looks, how it feels in the hand and how it paints - to ensure that the end product is a true "fine art tool".
The handles are about 12 inches in length and are really comfortable to hold
Each has 4 inches of high quality mixed color horsehair bristles.