Ruth Levine is a Sydney based mixed media and textile artist who is passionate about the exploration of textures and the perception and tactile responses of 3D artwork through the visual transformation of materials.
Better known as the award winning interior designer and Director of Ruth Levine Interior Design with over 30 years experience in the world of interior design, Ruth has now translated her love for textures, fabric and form into sculptural and usable artwork. The artworks exemplify Ruth’ s design philosophy of balancing the smooth , sleek and perfect with handmade pieces to give the home a sense of history + heart and is internationally collected.
All pieces are unique and created from textiles.
Items shown may be available or similar works can be commissioned
Bowls, are formed over a mould with a substructure of fabric+ imapasto medium.
Outer skins are mostly fabric, that have photographic images transferred to linen/cotton.
Others are simply wrapped in knitted string.
The collection is constantly evolving.
Pieces can be made from knitted rubber, cotton jersey or even electrical wiring +fabric
Ruth’s work has been represented at:
‘The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize’: ‘Layered bowl’ selected for this prestigious exhibition 2011
‘Ode to King Billy’ (Totems) was judged as Outstanding in Fibre Design for Australia and New Zealand in 2010 by a panel of four judges brought together by Dragon Design + TAFTA
‘Alter Aalto’ Bowl published in The Art of Textiles by Mary Schoeser, Thames+ Hudson released world wide in three languages 2012
Spence and Lyda Sydney ‘Textures, Textiles + Touch’ exhibition 2014
. ‘Art Hop’ Sydney 2014, 2015, 2016
. Fanuli, Melbourne ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ a joint exhibition with Dr Terri Brooks 2016