Many of us are drawn to objects marked by the passage of time and this fascination is often transferred to our art. Looking at the images in this post one can see that some artists use old, sometimes decaying and often patinaed found materials while others achieve the time worn effects through art techniques.
Walter Rast. See more of Walter's work on his website here
Walter Rast uses materials such as concrete, sand and pigments applied in successive layers. He scrapes back and scratches into the surface and also uses gold leaf and symbols.
Old Posts Hold Stories by Fiona Dempster. See Fiona's website here. and blog here
"There is warmth and strength, gentleness, tenderness even, and respect for worn and used old things." -- Fiona Dempster
Metal Book by Fiona Dempster. See more metal books here
"I really love the look and feel of rust. I love it's discarded beauty; the way it proudly wears its history and I love the sense of rediscovery that happens when I begin to work with rusted materials.
It feels as if the old, the worn, the forgotten, the discarded and the weary have found; their beauty recognized and valued, and new life given to them." -- Fiona Dempster
Object by Tim Rowan. See more at the Lacoste Gallery, here.
Marleen Vansteenvoort. See website here
Lu Bin. See website here
Jeanne Medina, weaver/designer. Website here
Collage by Robert Ohnigian. Website here
"Robert Nickle's collages evoke the passage of time and the present's ambiguity; they forshadow future disintegration. By locking paper detritus-soiled, crumpled, cracked, folded, marked, printed, stained and decaying tags, wrappers, cardboard, foils, etc. - in a poetic time capsule, Nickle shows us where we've been, are, and by progression what the future holds." - Devonna Pieszak
Collage by Robert Nickle. Website here
Gerry Keon. See website here