Ruta Wilson was born in Toronto and taught as most immigrant families were, to be frugal and reuse everything.
It should be no surprise that with those values and while working on the construction site of the Rogers Centre in Toronto in 1989 her interest developed. The remnants of twisted rebar intrigued her and prompted her to sign up for her first Art Metal class.
Repurposing the materials destined for landfill sites has been her passion since then and West Rock Art Metal in Owen Sound, ON, Canada has become a magnet for her vast scrap metal collection.
Ruta breathes life into discarded metal by presenting it in new ways. Her family of sculptures is essentially a study in progress. As the pieces take shape from day to day they demonstrate an ever expanding evolution of thought and application with an unlikely conjoining of diverse and robust parts.
Her creations quickly become part of the psyche,
evoking satisfaction, sometimes humour and sometimes pensive interpretation by anyone who becomes intimate with her sculptures. Each piece has its own unique personality and message, exclusive and moving in it’s own way.
743 – 7th Avenue West
Owen Sound ON
519 477 3612