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Brief Published: 17 Jul 2012

Tool Museum by Sharon Adams


Adopting both natural wood and metal materials, Sharon Adams – a recent graduate from Brighton University in the UK – has created a series of domestic brushes based on the dereliction of buildings.

Titled the Tool Museum, the collection harks back to the value of historical tools and looks to their use in contemporary society. Adams purposely steers away from modern technology and considers the notion of making to be an important one.

The Tool Museum contexualises her work as a type of museum. According to Adams, variations and multitudes of different brushes employ repetition as a memory trigger to store our learnt skills of self-sufficiency.

Adams recently exhibited the Tool Museum at One Year On at the New Designers graduate design show in London earlier this month.

Sharon Adams