Early Spring Works

Old man rail track
“Cedar Spark” , “Winds of Spring”, “Cedar Hill”.

It’s been a wet and cloudy spring for the most part. Last year’s fallen leaves from a Japanese Maple along with the springs from some cedar trees provide me with the inspiration and materials for a exploring a couple of new techniques.

I’m smitten with rust, we all know that, but … a new technique for me is letting the panel rust, then working it back so that only the shadow of the rust remains.

Doing this allows the rust to stain the steel with a silhouette which remains when the rust is removed. You can see the effect of this technique in a piece I’ve called Winds of Spring. The other two works feature sprigs of cedar which were corroded into, and in some cases, around the steel. Check ’em out in the new gallery I’ve been working on.

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