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Ruth Glasheen

Ruth Glasheen is an artist-basketmaker. Her work for this exhibition is based on a walk through the South Downs.

Ruth is interested in exploring the sights, sounds and smells of a particular summer’s day, the geology, the history, mapping and the artistic representation of the landscape. The acts of walking, thinking, dreaming and remembering merge. Ruth uses a variety of traditional basketry techniques in her work, which she likes to hand-dye. For this piece she has chosen to use coiling, a methodof joining soft materials such as grasses.

Ruth Glasheen, A Walk Through The South Downs (detail), 2016, H30 x W25 cm Hand-dyed raffia Photo: Ruth Glasheen