In what will most likely go down as one of the biggest wastes of time in history, a Chinese artist has created the world’s largest paint brush.

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, artist He Wenjun constructed the over-sized paint applicator using the tails of 300 horses. It weighs in at approximately 115 pounds and is about twelve feet long.

It took He Wenjun one year to construct this artistic monstrosity, and another year to master its unwieldy power. The brush made its grand debut on a public canvas during an exhibition in Nanchong, where He Wenjun demonstrated his ability to rock the calligraphy, as these pictures demonstrate.