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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Having opened her own clothing company in her twenties, Adriana has created successful projects for over a decade in the fields of design, illustration, fashion and web. She is the award-winning designer and editor-in-chief of Scene 360's Illusion magazine. When not online, she is enjoying the quiet life walking her shih tzu at seaside. Follow the author @scene360, and see more articles here.

March 8, 2012 Art Mixed-Media