Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Allison Cortson's Dust Paintings Show that Matter is Only Empty Space

 - Mar 12, 2012
References: allisoncortson & mymodernmet
The Dust Paintings series is aptly named. In addition to typical art supplies such as oil and acrylic paint, the artworks are made with dust. The dust is collected from around the artist's living space. It takes a few months to accrue since the Dust Paintings are so large. The main subject is vibrantly depicted in oil paints while the rest of the image is finished in dust that has been manipulated with a brush and coated with an acrylic sealant.

Created by Los Angeles-based artist Allison Cortson, the Dust Painting series is beautifully captivating despite being made out of dirt particles and dead skin cells. The idea behind the Dust Paintings is that "matter is mostly empty space," according to the artist's website.