Dust is Everywhere

Dust painting by Allison Cortson (4)

For each mixed-media portrait, Allison Cortson collects dust from the subject’s home (e.g. from vacuum bags), and uses it in her artwork. She sprinkles the particles on canvas and manipulates with a brush.

Dust painting by Allison Cortson (1) Dust painting by Allison Cortson (5) Dust painting by Allison Cortson (3) Dust painting by Allison Cortson (6) Dust painting by Allison Cortson (2)
Artwork and photos © Allison Cortson

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March 8, 2012 Art Mixed-Media