David Ruth – Noyo

The cast paper

Unframed: 40 x 40 x 7.5 cm
Framed: 49 x 49 x 10.5 cm


Cast Paper/Noyo:

One thread running through my work is a connection to nature. Casting natural forms in glass has given me a way to be in dialogue with nature – so rewarding I have spent five decades refining its use in my sculpture. Glass, with its transparency and malleability, is all about light. Glass is also an entirely artificial material, with little parallel in nature. Recently, exploring new applications of the geologic molds, I have been experimenting with making castings with paper pulp.  These have proven to be a vital way to extend the artistic reach of the textures we captured for the Colorado Cascade and Geologic Editions. In contrast to working with glass, I enjoy the soft messiness of casting with fibrous paper pulp. David Ruth