The clip holding the top of Tom Wezwick’s panel to his easel is indeed a rat trap.

Las Vegas painter Tom Wezwick found himself with a broken easel that was supposed to be holding a painting in progress. He had a rat trap handy, and the rest is artist-rigged history.

“The top of my easel broke, and the legs. I had a rat trap, and it had a lot of spring to it — and somehow I kind of liked the idea of using a rat trap,” explains Wezwick.


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