RUTH SHARTON

Artist Statement - Russian Proverbs, 2018

Russian Proverbs is a satirical and politically inspired series of 14 mixed media works on canvas, which pokes fun at the questionable behavior and morality of our current White House. 
 
While watching the Helsinki Summit this past July and observing the performance by, and dynamic between, our current president and the Russian president, the phrase ‘one good turn deserves another’ popped into my head as an apt description of the event.  Curious about the origin of that phrase, and wondering if by chance it might be Russian (it’s not), my research yielded an unexpected and serendipitous treasure trove of Russian proverbs, dozens of which were uncannily relevant to my sentiments about our president and his administration.  So began the Russian Proverbs series.

I am continuing to explore the expressive potential of this series.
 
 - Ruth Sharton
 

Political Satire
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
He Regards Himself as a Ton of Gold but is Only An Ounce of Brass
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
The Cat Did It!
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
To Teach A Fool is to Treat a Dead Man
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
Once a Liar - Always a Liar
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
Fish Rots From The Head
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
Never Bray At An Ass
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Miixed Media on Canvas
Pigs Can Fly!
Miixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
A Fool's Tongue Runs Before His Head
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
When Money Talks Truth Shuts Up
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media
He That Has No Head Needs No Hat
Mixed Media
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
An Empty Barrel Rattles Loudest
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
There is No Law Written for Fools
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
Guilt Betrays Itself
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"
RUTH SHARTON Political Satire Mixed Media on Canvas
Self Praise is No Praise
Mixed Media on Canvas
6" x 6"