My work expands upon my interest in geology, biology 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. 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, 2016