A short time lapse video of artist Ruth O’Donnell at work.
“Perfectly Ordinary” an exhibition of new work by Ruth O'Donnell is now on at Hamilton Gallery and runs until March 30th.
Ruth O'Donnell has spent a year working on a series of over 100 small square still life etchings.
An experienced print-maker, she has developed her etching technique to allow drawing on copper plates to be as fluid and immediate as a note in a sketchbook.
The imagery in these works comes from many sources, from the history of still life paintings, from museum objects and the artist's everyday life, all treated equally.
The prints are presented individually but also in grids and lines, where each square becomes an element in a discourse about values, memory, beauty, perspectives, the passage of time and the now.