Ruth Piper – visual artist/painter
I am a painter with an established studio practice. I live and work in Bristol.
My recent paintings are a meditation on human extinction.
‘Emblems of Hope’ are located in the transitional mythological landscape between knowing and the unconscious, manifested as hidden corners of the natural world on the margins of post human occupation.
I am interested in notions of transition and transformation that link to a physical, psychological and mystical experience of place and belonging.
We are creatures of our environment, shaped by climate and geology. In transit from moment to moment. Adapting to the demands of our immediate surroundings. Events beyond our vision are anecdotal and can only be imagined or felt. We are alone but vulnerable to a collective unconsciousness, that causes constant tiny shifts in our constructed axis of reality.