Thinking Art into Being: Ruth Miller's Contemporary Embroidery
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery of African American Art - June 13 – August 19
Ruth Miller’s embroidery paintings begin as drawings derived from photographs. Working with only hand-held needles and completing all the stitching herself, Miller creates embroidered works that appear to be drawings. She likes the succinctness of drawing; the fact that the “blank” areas are alive with suggestions of what isn’t made explicit. Miller prefers life-size figures despite the extended production time. She utilizes the larger format to accommodate a greater amount of detail, using the texture of the wool to enhance and not overwhelm the characters and objects portrayed.