reclaimed wood, recycled metal, cat whiskers; 6×0.1×0.1″

“A paintbrush made out of Cat Whiskers, seems extreme, doesn’t it? It’s less extreme then the typical alternative. It takes some art products upwards of about 1000 years to decompose fully because of the plastics and non-compostable contents in them (To put it in perspective, that is equivalent to 13 lifetimes; that long ago, the Mayan Empire was still around). Additionally, the ethics of art products, such as brushes is questionable, when considering natural hair solutions put endangered and threatened species at risk, for being hunted to extinction for their fur.”

ARTIST BIO: Samantha Niewierowski is a Paleontologist turned Artist living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Studying at the University of Cincinnati and DAAP, she divides her time between research in the lab, and time sculpting in her home studio. Her interest in geoscience and paleontology inspires her work, as well as her drive to blend her two spheres of passion: art and science. She hopes that she can bridge the gap between scientists and artists by creating work that interests both fields of study. She seamlessly blends her lab work and artwork into designs that inspire both scientists and artists alike.