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Not What it Seams – Ruth Issett

Swirling Lines and Dots 1 & 2 [250 x 100 cms] Ruth Issett

Inspiration came from the study of a Chinese skirt, its structure, unusual colour and stitched additions. The idea of a person dancing, swinging and whirling in it, made it come alive. These pieces express the joyous feeling of movement, the electricity of colour, the texture and distortion of cut and stitched fabric. This wild untidy movement versus controlled rigidity, maybe the inside and outside of the skirt as it swirls and swings around.

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