My wall pieces are actually 4-dimensional objects:
the usual three, plus a 4th … of the spirit.
Sticks and stones, and the spirit residing in them, are the body and soul of each piece.
This art arises out of a connection between the natural universe and my self,
which I extend to you. As “spirit objects”, each piece has more than a merely visual aspect.
I leave space in each piece for the viewer to add his/her own unique personal energy.
These are synchronicities:
the materials (flotsam of the universe), myself (the artist), and you (the viewer).
The possessor of the spirit object becomes the next link in the synchronicities.
Various non-traditional materials are used so that the color (paint) becomes a sculptural medium. My artwork varies from large outdoor objects to neck pieces and rattles or talking sticks, mostly wall art constructions. My style is abstract: sort of a primitive, shamanic Rube Goldberg. I also do alternative design consulting geared toward an individual’s particularities. I teach an OLLI class “Drawing Outside the Box”.
Wellesley College, B.A. 1963
SMFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1975-1979, Masters Certificate
Galleries and Exhibitions:
Arte Mesia Gallery, Sedona 2003-2005
Four Corners Gallery, Taos, NM 2003
Shangri-La West Gallery, Jemez, NM 2003
Sedona Art Center Exhibition 2005 (award)
Artists Mart, Sedona 2018
OLLI Osher Life Long Learning, Yavaipai College:
Student in various subjects.
Facilitator in gardening and creativity/art.
Known locally as “The Tomato Lady”
Born Ruth A. Ebeling on a farm in Maryland
Now living in Cottonwood, Arizona