Rust and Corrosion

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 1.5"D

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Rick Ruark


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: framed, small, mixed, street, abstract, aluminum, corrosion, rust

Media: acrylic, canvas, aluminum on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2012

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Growing up next to the Pittsburgh steel mills, they were basically tombs of rust and corrosion that as kids, we explored on Sundays when most of the mills were closed. Thus the name of the artwork. This piece was created with those memories in mind. It was interesting to note that everything in the mill rusted in a different way. Some of the corrosion was brilliantly colored. The challenge of this painting was visually turning canvas and aluminum into rusted and corroding metal.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, I am a self-taught, Pittsburgh contemporary acrylics painter. I began painting after my move to Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1982. The 1980s brought about a change in art, design and architecture and no place was it more evident than in Miami. I was so inspired by it all, I wanted to be part of it. Miami's diversity in the arts led to my need to be diverse in my varied styles of painting. While committing to an individual style of painting, I find that for me, it leads to boredom. The process of creating for me should be as fun and enjoyable as those collecting art or it will be evident in my final piece. Over the years, I have shown my art at various venues in FL, PA, CA, MI and other locations nationwide.

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