Oxidations

These paintings are the product of an exciting experiment using rust as a medium. Being a metal artist, I have a love/hate relationship with rust. I have spent much time trying to slow it down by treating it with chemicals, but oxidation is still an inevitability even when coated. Nothing is permanent, not even steel. I wanted to express the constant deterioration, the impermanence of a material that, on the surface, seems so permanent. Rusting steel, vinegar and Japanese ink become my paint, Japanese rice paper, my canvas. My control is minimal and therefore each piece takes on a life of its own which I love.

Please note: All pieces are 11 inches wide. Length varies from 70 inches to 93 inches without hardware.