San Francisco, California
Rebecca has been creating welded steel sculpture for over a decade. She studied sculpture at San Francisco City College’s Fort Mason Art Campus. Rebecca has exhibited her work extensively throughout the Bay Area, including: the SFMOMA Artist Gallery. Her work was selected for ArtSpan’s prestigious biennial juried exhibition Selections 2010. Rebecca’s work was selected for the 2009 public art project Hearts in San Francisco and her heart was on public display in 2010 for six months at Union Square in San Francisco. In 2009, her heart was featured on the national television show Superscapes on HGTV.
“In most of my work I use steel that is headed for the scrap yard, discarded pieces that will be recycled or melted down. I give these pieces of metal a new life by transforming them into sculpture. I was immediately drawn to the Landfillart Project, because it is the same idea, taking the material headed for the landfill and giving it a new life. For artists so much of our time is spent alone working in our studio and I was drawn to the idea of being connected to the larger art community, both nationally and internationally. I was intrigued by taking an object that everyone knows and has an association with and altering it to be viewed in a different context. Also, I love the idea that each artist starts with the same object and puts their own individual touch on it, all taking one basic shape and transforming it in their own unique way.”Rebecca Fox