III. Paint Brush

My grandfather’s paint brush

The ferrule (metal part) on a paint brush holds the bristles together, but it expands if the bristles are moist for too long. Upon seeing this evidence of bad practice, one can tighten the offending component with pliers and be better about cleaning and drying in the future. But I personally like this Call To Action because the brush tightens up once I begin painting again.

My grandfather was a dentist who liked to paint in his free time. My mom is an artist who for a time was a graphic designer because it seemed more practical. I’m somewhere in between these two, and now this paint brush is mine. It’s great for glue, I don’t use this one for paint.

Brigette Borders 2018 — Chicago, IL