Ruby Re-Usable has a solo show of her work at Tether Design Gallery in Pioneer Square (323 Occidental Avenue South in Seattle, WA), which opens on First Thursday (September 2) and runs through September 30, 2010.
Creepy? Cutie? Creepy cutie? Some people are creeped out by these babies (seriously, my first public art installation at a clinic in Puyallup was de-installed after some patients complained — you can read about that debacle HERE), some people are delighted by the playful colors and patterns. Still others wonder why a post-menopausal woman continues to make babies (while others wonder why such a woman even bothers to make art at all).
I have been using junk to make art since I was a child taking art classes at the Newark (NJ) Museum (I grew up in Kearny, near the dumps of New Jersey); I made my first recycled art doll in high school but my first documented work of recycled art is from 1977 (Feminist Punk Protest Weaving). I would describe my current work as neo-Pop Art meets the New Sincerity. And in case you were wondering, my sons used to eat Wonder Bread and I saved the plastic bags (I used the last one today, and will either have to find a new source of Wonder Bread bags since my sons no longer eat the stuff, or else just move past those wonderful Wonder Bread bags and utilize other stuff). Make Art Not Waste! love, etc Ruby