Paul Hazelton Meets The Dust Bunnies

by Sherry Riter in Art  

We all know that housework makes you ugly, but I have discovered that there is an advantage to dust.

I know…don’t faint.

Paul Hazelton said, “The dust of everyday life – the unavoidable and necessary by-product of living, engrosses me…Art, like dust, is a residue of life and therefore, the making of art is like an extreme act of self-exfoliation.”

I never really thought about cleaning as being a form of exfoliation. The word exfoliation always gives me visions of

face scrub
Image: source

But hey, maybe thinking about Paul’s art will help while we are on our hands and knees scrubbing the baseboards.

Paul Hazelton's work called a spider
Paul Hazelton's work called Home Sweet Home
Paul Hazelton's work called Moth-er

My favorite…

“A transparent suitcase containing shadowy objects of dust, how one might expect to see a suitcase through an x-ray security screening system at the airport. It’s as though the x-rays, leaving only the coatings of dust, had completely disintegrated the actual objects.”

Paul Hazelton's work called carrier
Images: Paul Hazelton

I don’t think Paul Hazelton would want me anywhere around when he is working with dust. I can see it now…

I’m sitting close watching him create his next masterpiece and suddenly,


Paul Hazelton's work called vacancy

“Vacancy” as this art piece is aptly named, really does make me think about spring cleaning all over again! Was your home the model for this masterpiece?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Teresa Wilkinson April 21, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Not my house I clean, just like not me I'm innocent


2 Angie April 22, 2010 at 4:57 am



3 KK April 22, 2010 at 4:57 am

Well, that's interesting and creepy all at once!


4 fanny April 5, 2013 at 5:04 am

in Germany there is also a dust-artist Anna Maria Müller. I’ve seen her works in a company where it was issued. really impressive. on the homepage, there are quite a few pictures to see. many also be produced on request


5 Sherry Riter April 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Tooooo cool!!!!! Thank you!!!


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