I know I’ve said “you can turn anything into art”, but I never imagined someone could actually use household dust as material.
Paul Hazelton collects dust and manages to shape it into incredible works of art. The British artist says his affinity for dust might have something to do with his upbringing in a very clean environment. At one point n his life he noticed a layer of dust on a mask and realized he could pick it up. That was the beginning of an extraordinary dust-shaping career.
Paul works with ordinary household dust, which he gathers from furniture, hanging paintings, pictures, but never from vacuum cleaners. He stores the “precious” matter until he’s ready to mould it. Then he wets it, gives it the desired shape and carefully dries it.
It’s a painful process, but the 43-year-old dust artist loves it.
Above photos via saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Above photos via Metro.co.uk