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Ruth Ruth Hamill/Artist Statement

Ruth Hamill/Artist Statement

My work is about time and its ticking.

If I could, I would slow the pace and passing by of life. Impossible. But with each piece, I turn time (mine) into two dimensional space. And then that space turns back into time (others) in the viewing.

In the making, I slow up, trading slap-dash-snap real life for the color, the texture, the visceral and intellectual pleasures built into the process.

Water and its properties figure in, sometimes realized as a wave, which is so transient it is illusory, the moment of it gone instantly. Or as reflection. Lately, as a drop, like a stop-action time tick. Or as slews of drops/moments accumulating.