Works in Wax and Plastic
This is a body of work that spans the last two years spent in both London and Cape Town. Made with wax, plastic (resins and polyurethane) and found objects, the sculptures and installations on display are theatrical and sensuous. They deal with the themes of loss and renewal, aiming to attain the underlying sense of dignity that can be found in banal objects like clothes, furniture and discarded food containers. Flowers are used as a symbol of endurance and tenacity throughout the artist's work.
Ruth graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 1999.
wax_ (w_ks)n. 1.a. Any of various natural unctuous, viscous or solid heat-sensitive substances,
plastic (pl_s't_k) adj 1. Capable of being shaped and formed;
Ruth Sacks at Joáo Ferreira, Paul Edmunds, ArtThrob Issue No. 66, February 2003