Artist Esther Ruiz creates sculptures that resemble miniature worlds of wonder and awe.
Using a large variety of materials including; granite, cement, neon lights, crystals, glass, geodes, wood, rock, spray paint, and plexiglass, the Brooklyn based Ruiz explains her works as “settings,” “little parties,” and “miniature landscapes from a distant future”.
Indeed they are all of the above descriptions and more– what's most prominent in these works however is their purpose to be colourful, abstract symbols of Ruiz's vivid imagination.
These little imaginary places she has conjured in her mind, and the objects that reside within them, are so enticing they make you want to follow and wonder the colourful path that Ruiz is creating.
According to Ruiz's artist’s statement, she’s inspired mostly by space operas, pop culture, geometry and the setting sun, so it's pretty obvious she is attracted to fun and colour and her works reflect as much.
We can't wait to continue delving into these little worlds of wonder and see what she does next.
Words/ Jamie-Maree Shipton