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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rust Gardens

Have been setting up rust gardens all over the house and yard.

I use rust on silks and cotton as a base for some of my textile art.

Now, though, I am completely entranced by harvesting rust. It is growing in clear bowls so the reaction is visible on both sides. Gold pans contain rusted wires and become encrusted. I leave it on surfaces to see how it grows and reacts with the elements. It all develops a life and changes daily.

It is so elemental. A reaction and interaction because of salt and water.

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