Ruth West
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Millennium Ghosts

"When from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after people are dead,after the things are broken and scattered, still alone, more fragile,but with more vitality, more
unsubstantial, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and the taste of things remain poised for a long time, like souls, ready to remind us, waiting and hoping for their moment, amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering, in tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection...." " Remembrance of things Past " Marcel Proust

With her series of mixed media work called Millennium Ghosts, West asks the viewer to consider the mystery of calendar time. Your sense of linear time may be suspended by mysterious, dreamlike elements offering glimpses of the past. Images weave in and out like fragments of history excavated to the surface over two thousand years. Appearing like old parchment inscribed with the year in roman numerals, this work is in fact a sophisticated combination of computer print and wax. Ancient techniques are combined with new to create this intriguing artwork.

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