Tonya Corkey Creates Portraits Using Dryer Lint

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

While most of us crumple our dryer lint into a neat ball to throw away before the next load, Tonya Corkey collects and separates the pesky, dusty substance by color to use in her dryer lint portraits on canvas. Corkey’s current body of work, “See You in the Future,” takes its inspiration from found vintage photographs of anonymous people. Corkey distorts each face in her representation, layering different perspectives to acknowledge the passing of time. The resourceful artist weaves the lint through the canvas, creating textured works that lie somewhere between embroidery, painting and sculpture.

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