In her gallery-based artworks, Ruth Claxton creates environments from clusters of coloured and mirrored surfaces encased in circular hoops that the audience may walk amongst. Repeated, framed glimpses of the viewer and reflections of the surrounding architecture create a mesmerising and disorientating experience.
Here Ruth speaks about And My Eyes Danced her first permanent public artwork, which uses the Model Yacht Pond, Weston-super-Mare as a frame and comprises a dynamic series of overlapping rings in three formations with circular glass panels inserted into different sections. The materials used were specially selected by the artist to utilise the changing light, weather and water level and to withstand the harsh conditions of a marine environment.
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And My Eyes Danced was commissioned as part of Wonders of Weston, 2010.