Ruth Piper – visual artist/painter
My work hinges on notions of transformation and adaptation that link to a strong sense of place both physical and psychological. We are creatures of our environment, shaped by climate, geology and atmosphere. In transit from moment to moment negotiating and adapting to the demands of our immediate surroundings.
Limited by our vision at any one moment, we only know what we can see and hear, everything else is fiction. Events beyond our vision are anecdotal and can only be imagined. We are alone but also vulnerable to a collective unconsciousness that influences constant tiny shifts in our constructed axis of reality.
The process of painting is experienced here as a fictional layering of the past located in the transitional mythological space between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge.