Our fourth installation in Grosvenor’s six monthly sculpture changeover programme sees a series of sculptures by Ruth Moilliett. Inspired by the plant kingdom Moilliet draws the viewer’s attention to both the overall spectacle and individual beauty of a plant or flower. An initial response to a flower is that it is a delicate and beautiful object, something that can be picked or crushed. This may be true of an individual bloom but a plants continued lifecycle and relentless growth makes them the longest surviving organism on the planet. The finished pieces and the materials used explore the apparent fragility of an individual plant contrasted with its ability to sustain existence through ongoing lifecycles. Her more recent work has studied relationships within nature and the co-existence that occurs to ensure a species continued survival.
Moilliet has built an international reputation producing bespoke artworks for the private, public and corporate clients, including, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Hapag Lloyd Cruises and the BBC. Her work has sold regularly through Sotherbys at Summers Place Auctions and exhibited at Chelsea Flower Show, Botanic Garden of Wales and Kew Gardens and is in many private collections around the world.
Apr 1st, 2016