JOE RUCK PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE
In addition to brayer painting I enjoy working in wood, metal and stone. Creating art in 3 dimensions helps me to better understand the forms I am painting in 2 dimensions.
The wooden warriors series is an ongoing project where animals are personified as warriors. These battle scarred warriors are constructed from old weathered oak industrial pallets and rusted steel. When completed some are then honored with a portrait.
I am always happy when someone acquires and shows both pieces together for this is how they were intended to be displayed.
I have future plans to build a bulldog, an owl, a porcupine, a raccoon, a monkey and a bear warrior.
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