This and That: Dan Rizzie and Rusty Scruby

by Caleb Bell September 12, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Perched birds

An artwork featuring the silhouette of a bird sitting on a branch, in front of large colored dots.

Dan Rizzie (b. 1951), “Bird on a Blade,” 2018, acrylic collage on Japanese paper, 16 1/8 x 14 1/4 inches


A silhouette of a bird, which has been knitted into a pattern over a wooden frame.

Rusty Scruby (b. 1964), “Companion,” 2020, wool knitting on poplar wood construction, 19 x 16 x 6 inches



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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scott chase September 22, 2022 - 10:52

I always enjoy Caleb’s observations, particularly since I own a Dan Rizzie work from that same series, a series that was done in collaboration with songwriter/singer Roseanne Cash.


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