"Wild At Heart" mixed media sculpture
Brad and Sundie Ruppert have a fascination with texture and the need to innovate by creating unique mixed media sculptures. Hand cut, shaped and painted metal, reclaimed wood and metal pieces are paintsakingly shaped, carved, painted, assembled and lovingly layered with additional decoration. Measures approximately 20" from wing to wing.
About the artists:
The Ruppert’s’ appreciation of nature developed over a decade as Art and Creative Directors specializing in gardening for Meredith Corporation’s Better Homes and Gardens and Home Garden magazines. Then, as pioneers in the early days of e-commerce they spearheaded the creative look and feel of garden.com and companion printed magalog, Garden Escape. In 2000, they left corporate America to become full-time artists.
Their creative innovations are part of many private and public collections that include Epic Systems Corporation in Wisconsin. They have received multiple awards at juried art shows including Best of Show Mixed Media, MMoCA Art Fair on the Square and a juror’s award from Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival. They have also had the honor of exhibiting at Denver’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Yard Dog Gallery in Austin, Texas has represented them since 2001.
Sundie (’87) and Brad (’88) both received their Bachelor of Fine Art degrees in Graphic Design from Iowa State University.