REBECCA LOW - ARTIST
Rebecca Low - She Creates What She Sees
Rebecca was born in the small farming community of Tarkio, Missouri, in 1952. She
graduated from Tarkio High School and spent her first two years of college attending
DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. After transferring to Iowa State University
in Ames, Iowa, she graduated with a degree in Applied Art with an emphasis in interior
design. She practiced interior design in Nebraska and Texas for twenty five years
before closing her business to pursue her artistic career as an artist in metal. Her
last major interior design related project was to design and be the general contractor
of her new 5000 square foot gallery and studio, and all of the landscaping. The gallery
opened July 1, 1998.
In 1993, Rebecca and her dog, Pepper took morning walks and found all kinds of car parts
and metal objects lying on the roadside. Wondering what to do with them, Pepper told
Rebecca to take a welding course and create a piece of art. She did. What began as a
hobby has turned into her profession. Rebecca owes a great deal of her creativity to
both of her Grandmothers. One was very creative and shared that creativity, while the
other taught college level art history and took Rebecca on several learning trips. They
both just let Rebecca be Rebecca.
Rebecca Welding Most of Rebecca's art is just for fun and rarely philosophical. It tends
to either appear off balance (a little like the artist) or it has motion or both. Rebecca
will often use wind, water and/or fire to enhance her sculptures. Her works are
constructed by using found objects that create an impressionistic style while the use
of stainless, copper, aluminum, brass and steel tend to create a more realistic style.
Sometimes pieces are left in their natural finish. Others, she paints in high-end
automotive paints, because of their depth of color. Some works are powder coated, plated
or a combination therof. Most of Rebecca's sculptures are large, ranging from 3 feet to
well over 20 feet. Virtually all of her art is one-of-a-kind and is ideal for either
interior or exterior installations and corporate or residential collections.
My art is very diverse. I create what I see. When I look at what many people call junk,
I may see all kinds of things - very much like seeing faces or objects or landscapes in
the clouds. Empty space is filled when I see it. Then I either take found objects or raw
metal or both and often combine them with paint, water, rock, glass, fire or any other
material to help me create my vision. My attempt is not to try and control - I let the
visions and materials control themselves, my work and me.