I use photography and painting as a means of investigating the changing perceptions of reality. I explore the surfaces of ordinary objects with a micro lens and am fascinated by how a close inspection of surfaces can reveal another world of contrasting layers, fragments and patterns.
My work is a synthesis of my own deeper feelings. How we appear to others on the surface does not necessary reflect the layers of emotions inside ourselves. It is only by closer inspection that we unveil and reveal the detail of our true self.
Purchased by Derby University in 2012.
Copyright Samantha Ruth 2018