Rust Farm Project
In the mid 1990s I began to fill glass jars with metal objects, salt and water as a means of breeding rust for use as pigment in my paintings and drawings. Over time, as the "rust farms" quietly performed the work of contained corrosive decay, I recognized the potential of the jars themselves as objects of interest and purpose. Glass and other found items were added to aesthetically enhance the work during the transformation of the natural materials. As drawings and other works are created incorporating the contents of the Rust Farms, the jars are rebuilt and the elements recycled. The project presently consists of more than 40 Rust Farm jars and a series of 50 unframed drawings. The Rust Farm Drawings are available to view on the next page.