Kelly Ruth

Mediums: Fibres

My newest body of work includes a series of tea cozies. In light of the destruction of the environment due to the bloating of Industrialization, I have become dedicated to learning about a less cluttered lifestyle. One in which the work that I do directly relates to providing the basics of living. In my fibre based artwork I am extracting pigments from plant materials, and employing traditional surface design techniques by hand, through stitch resist,batik,block printing,weaving,felt making and quilting. I am currently building a body of work, which memorializes the earth while celebrating the traditions of cultures whose knowledge dates back before ‘progress.’
Winnipeg, MB
kelly@kellyruth.ca www.kellyruth.ca
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