Sculptures made with dust

Mr Hazelton, who has been dubbed ‘the dustman’ and ‘human Hoover’, has created a humanoid, a briefcase and a moth from the waste matter.

The 43-year-old’s latest work is a bedroom complete with a television set, armchairs and a wardrobe, and some of his creations will even be on display at an exhibition in New York soon.

‘I think it all has something to do with the fact that I was brought up in an immaculate environment that was really clean,’ said Mr Hazelton.

‘It all started when I noticed the dust on a mask and was able to pull it off. ‘I started collecting dust and working with it, finding ways of turning it into three-dimensional structures.’

Mr Hazelton starts by collecting dust from furniture, pictures and window sills – but not vacuum cleaners, which he says contaminate the waste.

He then transforms the particles into sculptures – some of which are 50cm (20in) high – by wetting them, shaping them and carefully drying them.

‘Humans were supposedly made from dust, so it is interesting to create other things with it,’ added Mr Hazelton, from Margate, Kent.

‘It is a kind of recycling. The reaction of people when they see the art is one of incredulity.’

Via - Metro

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