Ruth
Harries

The Art of
Contemporary Stitch



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Statement...
  Works in Stitch consider characteristics of mark-
  making produced by writing and drawing in both
  hand and machine stitch. I am interested in the
  traces and the details in marks left behind in
  our everyday lives.  Sculptural works contain a
  multilayered narrative of three dimensional
  construction enabling the reassembling and
  reinventing of nails, wire, tacks, cloth and
  thread; materials from my upbringing and sense
  of place; unexceptional items that might otherwise
  have been discarded and overlooked, re-stimulating
  the use of hand stitch and creating sculptures of
  dark beauty.