MA Contemporary Dialogues – Textiles
University Of Wales Trinity St. David
Ruth is a weaver & multidisciplinary artist.
Primarily a weaver, Ruth is currently investigating different processes and materials to create artworks that instigate a dialogue around social housing in the UK. Driven by her interests in urban utopias and the inevitability of their failure, her work highlights how economic priorities embed social injustice into the planning and construction of social housing. Her work seeks to situate the viewer inside these built environments, placing them within the cracks and faults of modern buildings. Emphasising the feelings experienced by those living on the edge of safety through 24-hour fire watch, unstable structures and black mould, her work illustrates the fragility of life in densely occupied buildings.
Clockwise from top left: Study in handling 1; Utopia:Dystopia774; Utopia:Dystopia774; Questions