Rust Painting (6), 2019 Painting by Amy-Leigh Bird

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Painting: Found Objects, Environmental, Dye Transfer on Canvas, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Stainless Steel, Other.

Here is a series of abstract paintings I have created using a variety of materials, some expensive and cheap, allowing nature to dictate the etching process and transfer of pigmentation and detail onto the canvas.

This was a happy accident that came after one of my etching plates rusted in my studio. When I thought about how I could use this damage to my advantage I started taking my etching plates outside of the studio. By allowing nature to create my plates, the elements generate their own details and pigment. What is traditionally a detailed and highly controlled process becomes autonomous, free and experimental. I have been exploring the beauty of natural processes by seeing how they can create delicate patterns and colours without human interference.



Rust Painting (6), 2019

Amy-Leigh Bird

United Kingdom


Size: 19.7 W x 19.7 H x 0.8 in

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