I have used my Moleskine notebook to map out some initial ideas for a Bestiary that I am making. The idea behind the Bestiary is to create modern-day mythical creatures that attempt to fulfil some of the functions of Medieval Bestiaries. In the notebook, I have written down my ideas for some of the creatures. Each creature is noted with a different kind of pen. In doing so, I have tried to work out a specific visual style for each one. These rough experiments correspond to what I feel might be appropriate for the final presentation of the piece. (Ruth Sacks, ?February 2010)
(Port Elisabeth, South Africa 1977) Lives and works in Belgium
Ruth Sacks moves in the flow of events, extracts things, processes, details, exhibiting them just enough to render a narrative insight visible. So we find ourselves in front of these works, immersed in a to-and-fro between past and present, seeking to understand the change of meanings in time and the way in which these meanings make it possible to tell new stories.