Russian Tiger by Ruth Marshall. All Rights Reserved.
My art is related to and bound by a fascination with animals and fauna. Exploring the precarious balance of our human relationship to nature reacquaints us to the exotic world that we are in danger of losing. The twenty-first century is gripped by the predicament of habitat loss and species decline. There is an urgent desire in me to say new things about this disappearing world and to contribute to the efforts to help wild animals and wild places endure.
These artworks are hand knitted pelts of endangered or extinct animals. Each of the one-of-a-kind textiles represents an individual animal that is meticulously researched and interpreted from various natural history museums and zoological collections.