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2009 Holiday Trade
I have always been a writer with a vivid imagination and a skill for portraying emotion in my work. In college I took an art class in printmaking and lost my heart. I haven't stopped writing but I do take my skills as a writer and apply them to my art. Emotion is the core of who we are as people and I try to create work (art and poetry) that taps into my heart and soul, work that expresses something intensely real and intimate. True art is more than just a pretty picture, it says something about who you are, where you've been, and what you feel.
I like the process and the surprises inherent in printmaking. I am continually amazed that I am able to overcome the mess and the dirt that are part of printmaking, but I like the creativity the process brings about.
I often use my own handmade paper for my printmaking, and I love how the unique characteristics of the paper influence the final print. I am also a gardener, and this is perhaps why I like to use images that appear in nature in my artwork (and in some ways my art is an extension of my gardening).
A gypsy in spirit, Ruthie enjoys travel, learning, nature, fiber and dogs. Details catch her eyes and she is always ready to be surprised by daily life events. She applies her curiosity to fine art printmaking, painting, and the complex layering of dye and paint on silk fabric. Her approach to art is improvisational and experimental. She is currently using her creative enthusiasm on intaglio printing using painted plates.
WPA Event Details
Chair: Angela Hayes
The deadline for this event (12/11/2010) has passed.