Ruth is a multi-disciplinary UK-based artist interested in the dynamic between the mind and the body. Her work is interested in how the body is capable of storing and releasing past experiences and emotions. Her work also delves in to neuroplasticity, meditation, the subconscious mind (which makes up 95% of our mind) and the new studies surrounding the quantum model of reality.
Ruth's work documents the effects of our environments upon the body as the mind, be that natural, urban, digital, or our own inner neural and emotional environments, in emotive, atmospheric abstract paintings. She also explores how we see and perceive our bodies in her figurative works, as well as inviting a more conceptual and experiential approach in her sound art and installation work.
Ruth comprehends the mind-body relationship as fundamental to our understanding of who we are and who we might become, both individually, as humans and collectively - as humanity and as a species. Her word art or 'neuro art' directly invites the viewer to "brain-train" their minds with positive thoughts and emotions to build new neural pathways, and explores the incredible healing effects of these upon the body, as groundbreaking scientific studies have proven.
In her new geometric circle-fuelled collection, made with touch-friendly fabrics and metallic faux leathers, Ruth reiterates the power of nature upon our bodies and our own biomorphic fields. These works explore the scientific research of grounding and draws upon the healing power of the Sun, whose electrons have been found to charge, heal and nourish our bodies' cells when we walk barefoot on the ground.
Ruth studied Art at Central Saint Martins and English & Cultural Studies at Exeter University. She has exhibited extensively in the UK, through both solo and group shows and taken part in UK-based art fairs, art festivals and artist residencies. In 2020 she had her work projected onto Antony Gormley's Angel of The North as part of Ian Berry's project, Clap for the NHS. In November 2018, she was invited to give a TEDx talk, 'How to Rebel Against Body Image Idealism.' Ruth grew up in Hertfordshire, UK before moving to London for 15 years, where she started her artist practice professionally, in 2017. Ruth lives in Margate, Kent and works from her studio at home.
"My work centres around the questions, 'who can we become?' And 'what could our futures look like?' Current conversations and discourses are emanating an awareness that our current systems - be they educational, environmental, medical, economical or political - and beliefs about the importance of such things as image, status, wealth or acquisition of things - are no longer working for us. After taking a neuroplasticity course during the first UK lockdown and reading a lot of studies about how the body stores past experiences and emotions - acquired in part, through these systems and beliefs - my work considers the body, rather than being at the service of the mind as my work first studied, as the master of the mind, storing old emotions and beliefs. Therefore the mind must regain control. Therefore, perhaps the body is the first place we must look if we are to release old programs, beliefs and emotions that no longer serve us, before we can update ourselves and our societies with new, happier and healthier ones."