About this piece:
We are inundated daily with pictures from many sources and at the end of the day they all mesh together, forming collages of disparate parts in our minds. We remember some; some are forgotten. Images found in printed materials can have the same effect. That is how works develop in my visual narrative series. I use newspapers and other printed matter to provide an assortment of images for selecting and building compositions to create illogical stories, such as Onstage.
paper, fabric, thread
About the artist:
Mary Ruth Smith is a practicing artist and a professor of art at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her award winning fabric/textile work has been exhibited nationally all around the United States and internationally in Canada, Australia, Korea, England, Asia, Central America, South America and in several countries in Europe, most recently in “Scythia: Mini Textile Art 8th Biennial International Exhibition”, Kherson, Ukraine. She holds a PhD in Art Education from Florida State University and an MFA from the University of Georgia.