Artwork

Glacial Burst

Impenetrable, frozen white lightEchoes and creeps With a deep resonanceNobody hears Infinitesimal movementGathers apace Pushing forwardOver the edge Form and perspective shiftCrystals dissolve Bonds breakStructures collapse Mass shrinkage yields liquid from solidRaising the game Colours swirlRipples melt At the fall, the waveBursting with energy

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Is there anyone there?

Who do you see? … Orange spatters swarming over an arcLiquid lime floatsSwallowing blank spaceSoakingFloodingSinking into a poolScooped up and away Red splashes brightly downCreepingMergingOxide darkens and mottles crevicesSoftening sharp greenTurning red to rust

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In the Rockies

Crisp mountain air whistles softly, as shadows play on the snow Breathe the vista Feel the lightness See Fragile bushes holding a purple flare White-topped peaks Enduring evergreens standing by Grasses sway Alone or in clusters Their shadows play along Organic lines flutter Pooled drips merge Translucent silk rustles Holding onto timeless qualities Purple for…

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Let’s go for a drive

Title page for Ruth Dent's video Let's go for a drive, featuring a still from the video of a forest, caught at speed as the camera passed by.

See the trees swirl past. We move, they move, Our eyes sense speed as elongated shapes slip away, Impossible to catch in their entirety. I appear, as a tree – as trees, at intermittent intervals, Rushing past or attempting to keep up, to remain in focus. That’s the point: Blurred focus gives a sense and…

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Messengers

Title for Ruth Dent's video, Messengers. Shows a detail of abstract artwork The Messengers in gold, amethyst and king's blue.

Who is waiting on your path? A winding path. A fallen tree. A winter walk. What might you see? A fallen tree trunk blocks the way, forcing us to duck to continue. As we slow down, what thoughts and messages might we receive? And who are the messengers? Why artworks, of course! You can see…

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Moonlight Shadow

Title page for Moonlight Shadow video, with abstract artwork Orbital, which has a pale grey background and is covered with orbiting and crossing lines in pale blue, deep blue and rich chestnut.

It’s a dark night and there’s a bright full moon. I ventured out into the darkness and captured the clouds creeping across the sky. Masking the light until it burst forth to look one straight in the eye. Then added some artworks. Why ‘Moonlight Shadow’? Well … Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield is one of…

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Pathways Abstract Silk Scarf

Pathways Silk Scarf in red, yellow, orange and shocking pink with a circular painting on handmade paper in the same colours

The tenth abstract art silk scarf … As always, there’s a story behind the artwork and the scarf. When working on the original painting, I found myself transported back to India and to Ajanta, where I visited the stunning Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves. Pathways are integral to my work. This year Breathing Space –…

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