Rusty Scruby – The Red Badge of Courage


Artwork Description

The Red Badge of Courage

Dimensions: 38 x 38 x 1.5″
Year: 2011
Media: photographic reconstruction

In The Red Badge of Courage, Rusty Scruby has taken a photograph and distorted it to the point of abstraction, where the work is simultaneously reminiscent of a natural or fabricated scene. Scruby encourages audience participation within the photographic reconstruction, where the work at first glance appears flat, but upon closer examination undulates as if made from a less tangible and solid material. Cohesive with his larger body of work, Scruby introduces the intersectionality of science and art, using the linear and precise to inform his sense of creativity and formal exploration.