My work expands upon my interest in geology, biology, maps and the undercurrents that continually shape and reshape our world. These forces – from gradual erosion to violent upheaval – are powerful metaphors for life experiences and the ebbs and flows of relationships. My paintings and installations become mappings where scale is shifted and obscured, articulating fractal patterns found in nature. I construct spaces through juxtapositions: micro and macro, graphic and atmospheric, organic and geometric, positive and negative, manual and mechanical, linear and solid. I am continually challenged by creating environments that bridge these polarities.
Rebecca Rutstein, 2017