RUTH SHARTON

Artist's Statement - The 'Particle' Series, 2010-18

While drawing on painted hard board with colored pencils, I became absorbed in the emerging rhythmic patterns and began to think about sub-atomic particles and quantum theory.  The evolving patterns in the drawings seemed to suggest the energy of thought, and I found my self imagining that I was being made privy to, and entering, the dimension where thought harnesses and organizes energy, creates matter, forges connections, and induces physical outcomes.

In the Particle series, every line and mark is committed and does not change once made. Like the brushstroke of a Sumi-e painting, the drawn lines and marks are made with precision and define the parameters of every pattern.   

Orbital Pull
Colored Pencil on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Velocity
Colored Pencil on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Sweet Solitude
Colored Pencil on Board
12" x 12"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Mischief
Colored Pencil on Board
18" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Jitterbug
Colored Pencil on Board
16" x 36"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Cheating Death
Colored Pencil on Board
16" x 20"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Acceleration
Colored Pencil on Board
24" x 54"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Board
Gold Rush
Colored Pencil on Board
10" x 24"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Paper
Pre-born
Colored Pencil on Paper
22" x 30"
RUTH SHARTON Particles Colored Pencil on Paper
Reborn
Colored Pencil on Paper
22" x 30"