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Material of Choice: Dust Bunnies

After seeing so many posts about all this artwork made out of materials that stray from the norm, I became curious if there was anything made out of dust. After a quick google search I stumbled onto some pieces made by an artist named Paul Hazelton who creates sculptures out of dust that he collects. On his website he lists the type of materials he used to create each piece, which I find very fascinating. Some of the stuff he uses to create these pieces are, household dust, cobwebs, insect detritus, human hair, and lint.

 “humans were supposedly made from dust, so it is interesting to create other things with it”

(quote from Paul Hazelton)

Other than dust, he creates sculptures out of  toys, toast, lightbulbs, and clothing. He makes some very interesting pieces, though as a person who has allergies, I don’t know how he could handle all that dust.

(Click here to see more of his work)

3 Comments

  1. Very interesting. I saw someone of a woman who creates stuff out of lint, toe nails, and other weird stuff and it reminded me of this. All of it has a dark mood to it.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Permalink
  2. bfrancis wrote:

    His work looks like it took a long time to create and would fall apart within one puff of wind. It is a smart idea to make art out of ordinary material, but how does he keep it from falling apart?

    Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink
  3. jburrow wrote:

    These have a strange feeling of death to it, very serious work and the fragility of it all makes it even cooler.

    Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink