Hands & Heart in rhythm with impulse & process with the artist, Ruth Ross
"Let the work wash over you..." Ruth Ross
"I can say unequivocally that all my work “tells a story.” It is a story formed by personal symbols interacting with my artistic judgement: “a call and response.” The piece I am working on tells me what it needs and I try to interpret it based on what I “hear.” When the work and I are in accord, my psyche and heart are in flight."
"I chose textile because it is soft and responsive; I can work completely on impulse as I don’t sketch first. I can also print, transfer, and paint to it as it requires; I recently began incorporating a photographic process called cyanotype, a camera-less photography applied directly to the fabric via UV light and chemical.
Let the work wash over you. Do not approach it with any pre-judgement. You will be surprised by what you can absorb."