An exhibition showcasing individual interpretations on the theme of rust
45cm x 30cm
I decided I would use a colour range that related to rust rather than actually using rust in my artwork. I researched the various colours that can be produced by rust and found that these can vary from orange to a red brown. I created these colours by using a number of different mediums; watercolour ink powder, pastel, water colour pencil, thread, wire and copper leaf, with handmade paper as the base. By combining these elements, I have also created the rough texture equated with rust. My aim was to create an image that related to pieces of rusty corrugated iron.
150cm x 101cm
Iron oxide, Arches watercolour paper, watercolour paint.
There was a practice of hammering nails into fruit trees that weren’t bearing, in the belief that the iron would rectify the problem.
Pondering the state of non-fruiting women led me to this.
– Rust Sculpture
Paper, paper pulp, rust (Ferric Oxide), wire, metal base, acrylic paint.
Rust is a corrosive action of moisture on metal, weakening the structure and lessening its magnetic properties. However, the beauty of the patterns and colours occurring with rusting have inspired this sculptural form evoking thoughts of re-birth.
Beneath the surface
3 collages – 12cm x 17cm
Watercolour paper, vinegar, water, discarded objects, ink and wax crayons.
Rusting was unpredictable and exciting, and the effects varied from muted shades to deep saturated earthy tones, which created rich and mysterious textures.
Gallery image by Elena Saharova for Pexels