Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. These aren’t paintings that gather dust. These are paintings that are from collecting dust. Los Angeles-based artist Allison Cortson might just be the answer to her subject’s cleaning needs as she gets her medium from their homes and uses it aselaborate background for her portraits while the human subject is in oil paint. Talk about months of preparation and vacuum cleaning.
Allison explains preserves the dust background, ”I sprinkle the dust on the canvas and manipulate with a brush. When finished the dust is coated with an acrylic sealer”.