, 2015, plastic, tape, wire, clamp, string, 60x35cm.
Ruth Piper is interested in transforming psychological and physical places. In an on-going project, Land of Plenty, Piper uses everyday materials - tape, wire and string - then combines photographic, literary and cultural sources to create 'Little Totems', creature-like objects that aim to obscure dualities between the subconscious mind and external world, forgotten knowledge and symbolic representation. Previous collages and drawings also depict a fragmented or abstracted reality.
Ruth Piper is an artist who lives and works in Bristol. She studied MA Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in 2003. Piper has exhibited nationally and internationally: FORM + CONTENT gallery, Minneapolis, USA (2010); DAC Beachcroft Space, Bristol (2012); and The Searchers, Bristol (2013). Recent exhibitions include her solo show 'Land of Plenty', Pheonix Gallery Cafe, Exeter and 'Shooting from the hip', The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol. In 2012 her work was selected for Exeter Contemporary Open, Pheonix Gallery, Exeter and by Paul Noble for APT Creekside Open, London.
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