Animation director, illustrator, teacher.
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Los Angeles-based artist Allison Cortson creates these beautiful portraits by using ordinary dust collected from vacuum bags. Her work invites existential questions about our everyday experiences with our surrounding environment. Allison explains: “Over a period of months I collect the dust from a subject’s home via their vacuum bags. The painting is completed by rendering the subject in a realistic manner with oil paints and the rest of their environment is made solely out of the dust from their home, which I sprinkle on the canvas and manipulate with a brush. When finished the dust is coated with an acrylic sealer.”