SHARING IDEAS THAT DO GOOD

Reappropriate everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty

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Ruth Downes has a passion for reappropriating everyday materials and objects to celebrate their intrinsic beauty. Materials for these ‘wearable’ artworks are from many sources –aircraft headsets to coffee capsules. Detritus from nature has been re-born as a fashion statement. The works question our values and how we award status on these everyday materials into the realm of art. This is much more than a simple ‘up-cycling’ exercise. Downes has an acute awareness of the potential of these materials. These 3D works are mounted on a spectrum of coloured ellipses with several ‘busting out’ on mounted body forms. www.ruthdownes.com.au
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Lynn Wood @ 2020.02.25 7:27 PM
Looks stunning!

Niloo @ 2020.02.28 12:12 AM
Cool art!


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