With Love by Corrin Zareck

I find beauty in the rusty, worn out nature of the items that I collect. I feel that these items have lived a life of their own and the imperfections of the pieces are telling of their life’s story and the things that they may have “seen” or experienced. Cracks, holes, and chipping paint resemble age and strength similar to the wrinkles of an aging man or woman. Using a juxtaposition of new materials in my artwork highlights the beauty of these imperfections. My newly discovered love for painting grew to resemble reflections and shimmering of water inspired by my childhood memories of growing up on a lake. Leaving traces of the patinaed barn wood, I react to the imperfections while layering various painting techniques, leading to other-worldly, abstract landscapes. The metallic paint illuminates the most interesting areas found within the wood, resembling city lights or water reflections while a matte haze creates a cloud-like texture. Furthering these experiments in combination with sculptural elements from newly found objects, my work constantly develops into new directions.

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