Ruth de Vos – Joyous
|I stitch hundreds of little pieces of hand-dyed fabric together to make bold textile paintings. With a riot of colour and form the artworks were created in order to enjoy and capture the wonder of small children discovering this awesome world.
The artworks are created by piecing hundreds of pieces of fabric together, and stitching the layers together in a manner similar to traditional patchwork and quilting methods.
I obtain my artistic inspiration from God’s creation. I find inspiration to explore new ideas and designs in the way that everything works and fits together in this world – the laws of nature, the interrelationships between animals, and between plants and animals, and the role of man in the natural world. I also enjoy the challenge of pushing to their limits my sewing machine and the range of materials and techniques I have available to me.