A form of urban tree, a stripped piece of bark to cradle a long table.
Things aren't always what they seem.
Life is circular.
Beginning life as a temporary tree, converted into coffee filter paper, momentarily enjoying the taste of Gesha ground coffee beans. Rescued before being discarded. Dried, wrapped, dipped into Japanese black ink. A new dimension and life. Free form machine sewing. Cut and rearranged onto the inner surface of the canvas shell. Thoughts Braque. The second life of black jeans.
Ruth Levine is a Sydney based mixed media and textile artist who is driven by the exploration of textures and the perception and tactile responses of 3D artwork through the visual transformation of materials.
The artworks exemplify Ruth’s design philosophy of balancing the smooth, sleek and perfect with handmade pieces to give the home a sense of history + heart. Her work is internationally collected.
"Queen Gesha" (2021) is made with coffee filter paper, canvas, cotton denim and measures approximately 100 x 40 x 20cm.