Sally Truitt has been an artist since she discovered melting crayons on a hot radiator with her sisters in 1966. Drawn mostly to weathered, discarded media found in or around nature (wood, rust, parts of things, tools, stains), Sally spends her creative efforts mostly on surreptitious retrieval of said objects from their lonely resting places and then transforming the pieces unpredictably and relocating them to a different environment, sometimes quietly back into nature for the unexpected enjoyment of an off road adventurer, sometimes smack onto the foyer walls of five star ski lodges in Telluride. Her style is as quirky and capricious as her nature.
Although Sally has spent much of her adult life toiling as a musician, she has recently returned to labor in fine art both as an outlet to relieve creative angst, and also to clear her property of potentially dangerous rusty artful objects which could harm her children if stepped on without a tetanus booster.
Sally is also a t-shirt designer and likes to incorporate her art onto shirts that bodies can move from one environment to another seamlessly, thereby creating a ‘breathe life into it’ effect which allows her to cling onto the notion that her art is, in fact, something that has been revived and set free from obscurity. To quote Michelangelo, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Except on a rusty, recycled scale, not a marble, pristine, historic scale. Of course.
“When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)