ann Reckling / Red Series


“Once I get a phrase in my head, I tend to toy with it, infusing it with rhetorical manipulations to please my ear. When the result suggests a visual that feels rust-worthy, I build on that.” The combination of the ethos of wabi-sabi with a new exploration of the color red is leading to a growing body of assemblage that subverts expectations and invites the viewer to experience a moment of satisfying surprise.

You Can Take the Pulse of Progress With Rust

The Red Series takes its inspiration from two sources I find inspiring: the color I most associate  with my own happiness, stimulation, and good fortune and the vast variety of texts that serve as slogans or quotations in popular culture. As I discuss with Blair Schulman, in our KC Artist Link interview, in my current Red Series “the inception for the visual springs from the verbal, the sources of [my] rust aphorisms varying widely from advertising slogans to vernacular expressions to literary quotations.”

Room 39

Other Works:

    For a Natural High, Elevate Rust

    Rust. It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

    Rust Comes Reddily To Those That Earn It

    Does This Rust Make Me Look Fat?

Rust Makes the World Go Brown

Rust. It’s Everywhere You Want To Be

Rust. The Oxide That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Primp My Rust

Fashions Come and Fashions Go, But Rust Remains Well Worn

Beware All Those Of Silken Tongue Who Don’t Deserve Your Rust