Rita Marie Ross

Rita Marie

Ross

Big Swirl

2020, copper, acid patina, metallic paint, 31 x 72 x 4 in

$
4600

Rita Marie

Ross

Into the Flow

2019, Copper, acid patina, metallic paints, 20 x 62 x 2 in

$
3800

Rita Marie

Ross

Sphere of Attraction

2019, Copper, acid patina, metallic paints, 17 x 12 x 12 in

$
3100

Rita Marie

Ross

Blue Vessel

2017, Copper, acid patinas, metallic paints, opal, 30 x 16 x 12 in

$
11000

Rita Marie

Ross

The Return

2014, Copper, aluminum, acid patina, 48 x 24 x 22 in

$
9500

Rita Marie

Ross

Vortex

2020, copper, acid patina, metallic paints, 40 x 28 x 2 in

$
6500
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Rita Marie Ross

About the Artist

Rita grew up in Sandusky, Ohio, a small industrial town on the shores of Lake Erie. The high school she attended valued the arts and prized itself on a passionate faculty and a state of the art facility. It was here that Rita first fell in love with being a maker and working with hands. She continued her education under the guidance of a local silversmith. While living in Athens Ohio, Rita became acquainted with an art of basket weaving, a technique that has played a role in her metal work.

Retreating from the bitter cold of the north, she moved to Austin, Texas and quickly settled among the arts community. She became the understudy of Daryl G. Colburn, a renowned non-ferrous metal sculptor, from 1990 until 2011. Together they opened and managed galleries which promoted their works, as well as local artists.

Today, Rita continues creating woven copper sculpture and high end art jewelry for private and corporate collectors.

Artist Statement

I was taught that emotion could be harnessed to transform raw materials into engaging art. With an attitude of persistence, curiosity, and a hot flame, I forge a relationship between memory and metal. Inspired by nature and our human experience within it, each work is an exploration and an intentional practice in raw creativity.