The multilayered narrative using the found object and mixed media enables the rediscovery and reinterpretation of tools and materials from Ruth's upbringing and sense of place. Often referencing carpet laying, soft furnishing, carpentry, refurbishment and church towers; using unexceptional items that might otherwise have been discarded and overlooked. The conceptual dialogues between reinvention and reassembly have re-stimulated the use of hand stitch, alongside machine stitch and three-dimensional construction.
About | Ruth Harries
Ruth lives and works inCardiffafter studying Textile Print atCardiffCollege. She is currently Exhibitions Co-ordinator for the Fibre Art Wales Group and Director and Exhibitions Co-ordinator for Oriel Makers Gallery,Cardiff.
Ruth won the overall award for Welsh Artist of the Year in 2008 and has represented Walesat the Festival Interceltique de L'Orient in France. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has shown widely in group shows including National Eisteddfod of Wales, Welsh Contemporaries inLondon and in numerous exhibitions with the Fibre Art Wales Group.