Approach in the garden
Thomas-Edmond, Ruth Date
2008-2009 See full details
Thomas-Edmond utilises the intricacies of tiny detail produced en masse, to create a textured whole. In this series of paintings, she uses a very small brush to explore the paper, the repetition of strokes marking the passage of time. Her work is not about efficiency. In these paintings she is taking a feminist stand, claiming ownership of her own time. The little blobs and dashes map internal and external landscapes and experiences, seen and later remembered. They hang like complex thought bubbles, shadows, glimpses or fragments. An experience becomes a memory, which becomes a painting, presenting an authentic understanding while also abstracting it three times over.
Ruth Thomas-Edmond was born in Wellington in 1977. She studied at the University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts completing a Masters in Fine Arts in 2005. She has taught at Elam, the Manukau School of Visual Arts and Massey University Wellington. Thomas-Edmond has exhibited in public galleries including City Gallery Wellington, Dowse Art Museum, Waikato Museum and Te Tūhi Centre for the Arts in Auckland. She regularly exhibits at private dealer galleries in Auckland and Wellington.
Wellington City Council has permission from the copyright owners to use the images. You may not make copies, reproduce, sell or distribute these images. Apply to the copyright holder directly for permission.
Be the first to comment.