In my travels around the net I have come across some stunning work using rust. Perhaps you'd like to see some too....
Of course many people use the rusty metal to make sculptures like these:
Daniella Woolf uses rust on lots of her work but I particularly like this wire sculpture, a collaboration with Lynda Watson ...
|Love Child 1, 2008
24" x 24" x 48"
... and Barry Smith, who makes outdoor sculptures for small spaces (as well as HEAPS of other fabulous stuff). Don't you just love the way this piece frames the view?
... and particluarly my mate Kim Schoenberger who always seems to crop up when I'm admiring other artists' work.... ( I just love her small works... there's always a place for just ONE more)...
The Squeeze 2011 - H18cm x W 16cm x D 5.5cm
But, what about people who dye fabric with rust?.... like LuAnn Kessi who uses her exquisite pieces for quilts...
Noela Mills makes extraordinary fabric books, among her many talents.
|rust dyed and shellaced satin book.
.. and I really like the people who add rust to paper for their art. This work I found on Flickr by Moo2Me. I can find no other information on this artist...sorry... but the work certainly has a voice of its own.
Rust Print, on gesso on
|Chris Drury (b. 1948)
High Desert Wind, 2004
Map of the Leh area of Ladakh
Inkjet print over a pattern from a diagram of a cross-section of the human heart, rust on paper
54-1/3” x 40-15/16”
One of the painters that can be seen there is Sean Healy
|Waiting On The Sea - Sean Healy
Here are my potential dyeing materials....
Interesting how I arranged that... only just noticed how artistic it is.
...and the results on a textured white pillowcase I bought for 50c at a yard sale.
Lots of stuff for collaging ....yippee !!... and the back of the pillowcase is just as good. You'll see bits of this iin some work soon.... well, sometime in the future.
There's lots of info about rust dying HERE where there is also a warning !!! Wear a mask and gloves when dealing with natural rust: "Iron in this form wants to bind with your hemoglobin blocking all available sites for oxygen, .... You can become gravely ill from too much contact with raw iron products"
...AND, while I have you here... am still looking for another 'Pay It Forward' participant. Robyn, has a mini-collage ATC on the way, and Mieke a handmade pendant. See previous post.