Ruth Piper – visual artist/painter

Paintings on canvas and paper. Acrylic & watercolour.

My current body of work is a meditation on the existential concept of human mortality and extinction, in particular the effect of this knowledge on our sense of place and belonging.

The paintings are composite landscapes, that have a nocturnal appearance. Built up or layered from elements, either invented or observed separately in different places, creating a gentle slightly romantic, melancholic atmosphere.

Corners of the natural world come together amongst the detritus of our species, where I look for evidence of new growth that transform into emblems of hope where dreams and reality merge.