Ruth Howes

Ruth's two dimensional papercut work of the last decade is evolving into relief and sculpture with an emphasis on balance of form, while maintaining a minimalism of materials.

Ruth is an artist maker. Alongside her playful, engaging and often very micro-works are new prints and studies which explore line, mass, human and environmental connections.

Unbound from single sheet papercuts, there is a lyrical interpretation of environments in her work. The context of Avant Gardeners sits happily with the landscapes and spaces her small people occupy; narrating moments of isolation and gatherings of many. Often taking an aerial viewpoint as a starting place, the effect of light casting shadows on Ruth’s work reminds the viewer of human movement and evokes a sense of place.