Ruth A. Keitz, Mixed Media Artist

My consistent use of found materials from the common everyday world of the man-made and the natural permeates and defines all my work. My mixed media collages and constructions reflect my interest in the physicality of objects, their “thing-ness:” textures, shapes, colors. The stuff of my art is likely to be ropa usada or other man-made discards or the discards of nature.

I enjoy the uncommon and unexpected beauty found in materials that are usually thrown away after a single use as packaging. These materials may be in their pristine manufactured state or aged by the elements of nature or transformed by my hand.

Anonymous Silent Interior #5 with Night Window (214-103)

Mixed Media: acrylic, pastel, graphite, china marker, cardboard, mat board, corrugated cardboard, brown paper, bags, square wood dowel on canvas panel.

16 x 20 x 1/2”