Shape & Destroy painting from Ruston’s video shoot (one available) $3,500.00
Shape & Destroy painting from Ruston’s video shoot (one available)
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A very rare offering – only two were originally available, and one has already been sold. There is now one “SAD” canvas left.
Ruston originally painted three “SAD” canvases for a video. He’s keeping one, and the other two are being sold here. One was sold the first day of Ruston’s pre-order for Shape & Destroy – one remains. These are one-of-a-kind items. Please check out the photos from the set and video clip we’ve included with this offering. You can see the way the “SAD” canvases were featured in the video, and partially burned. Size: 30”x 40”
Ruston will sign your “SAD” canvas, and he’s happy to personalize it as well.
With his sophomore album Shape & Destroy, Nashville-based artist Ruston Kelly now documents his experience in maintaining sobriety, and finally facing the demons that led him to drug abuse in the first place. But while Kelly recounts that journey with an unvarnished honesty, his grace and conviction as an artist ultimately turn Shape & Destroy into a work of unlikely transcendence.
With its unsparing reflection on what Kelly refers to as “the cycle of frustration and temptation after getting clean,” Shape & Destroy took form during a period of painful transformation. “It wasn’t surprising to me that getting sober was a challenge, but there were moments when it was challenging in a way I’d never experienced before,” Kelly says. “There’s so much repair your brain has to do—spiritually, emotionally, physically—and at one point I really felt like I was losing my mind.”
As a means of self-preservation and catharsis, Kelly eventually turned to the ritual of free writing, a practice that led him to the album’s title. “This phrase just came to me one day: ‘Shape the life you want by destroying what obstructs the soul,’” he recalls. “I realized that was the ticket to healing myself and healing my mind: figuring out what kind of person I want to become, and then getting rid of everything that keeps me from being that person.”
STREET DATE: August 28, 2020
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