Part memoir and part instructional guide, The Spirituality of Rust
combines poetic musings onwhat it takes to develop one’s artistic vision with an exciting look at the author’s creativeprocess, plus guidance on how you, too, can inspire others through your creative expressions.
For designer, sculptor, and dancer Rio Wrenn, artistic expression always took amyriad of forms. But when her exploration unexpectedly became a spiritualquest to heal herself and heal the Earth, she found revelation through asurprising medium. In this lively memoir, Wrenn invites us to discover withher the process of birth, decay, and reemergence in the never-ending cycle oflife through rust as a magical transformative element and expression of theephemeral nature of existence.
A longtime practitioner of witchcraft, Rio discovered her own definition of thesacred via the organic approach to her art. But it’s been through her enduringfascination with the oxidation of iron that she developed a language tocommunicate her interpretation of the beauty of decay, and to discover ways tonourish our souls with the metaphorical—and literal—gifts of the earth.
Rio additionally leads us through the procedures of making our own rust- and floral-imbuedcreations on fabric and paper, with expert guidance honed through years of experimentation.Colorful photos throughout illustrate both her own creations and her step-by-step methods.
Anyone interested in the spirituality of the artistic journey and the use of natural materials as away to give voice to their own creative journey will find much to inspire in this dynamic,fearless book.