This work forms
part of a series begun while working for a year in the Patriot Hall studios Edinburgh. It is inspired
by pictish symbol stones which are found throughout Scotland. The stones are carved with
symbols and a language called 'ogham' which archaeologists have struggled to decode.
takes the initial exploration in Series 1 of the symbols found on pictish standing stones in
Scotland. The work reflects the stones in the landscape by using strong verticals on which to
place the symbols and the 'ogham' language.
Time Translated continues Ruth’s passion for the mysterious and fascinating world of pre historic sites and symbols is imaginatively woven into her work.
The work in
the archive was completed between 2007 and 2010, like my current work in Series 1 and 2
colour was a major preoccupation. A large part of the work explores the margins of the landscape
where the land meets the sea.
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