Rutka – Installations

Community: Tree trunks bound by rope,representing groups in a community, placed in a raised wall of earth covered with grass, and stones. The lone trunk in the centre represents the newcomer outside the groups already formed in the community. We had just been in Washington a short while when we did this land art. Group installation show at Glen Echo Art Park, Washington, D.C.

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Reflections Installed on a wall iwhich ran along a balcony in the Washington, DC. YMCA. We used mylar to cover the walls, with light weight support behind the mylar to make curves and textures. The mylar reflected the movement of people in the building and traffic on the street below.

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Broken Flight: Catastrophic events that sometimes happen can break the fabric of a life.. The piece is built with cedar bark on a wooden frame, the two red poles represent the shattered plans when catastrophic events happen. Art Terre, International show in Buckingham, Quebec.

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Passage: Represents the passing of time, For this piece we had to hire heavy machinery to move the stones into place, and a large rotary drill for the holes. Art Terre International Show in Buckingham, Quebec.

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Borders: represents the line up (straw bales) at borders for most people, the vine branches with gold bars (wood painted gold) crossing over, and through the trees represent the ease that money crosses borders to be used for commerce/ All the materials for this show were made with local materials, the straw bales came from a nearby farm. A group show of Canadian artists at Stone Wall Art Park, New York

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Ancestors: Bound trees receding back further into the forest representing the generations reaching back into the past centuries. Art Terre, Buckingham, Quebec.

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Common Threads The tiniest of atoms hold everything together, all the cells, in all life on earch. The silver ball in the centre of the large frame reflects everything around it, the slinkies spreading from the centre show the growth and diversity of all on earth. Art Terre, Buckingham, Quebec.

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