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COVID Beach Rave by Ruth Hooper
The Dybbuk by Ruth Hooper
The Dybbuk vertical by Ruth Hooper
Dance of the Malarial Plague by Ruth Hooper
Dance of the Bubonic Plague by Ruth Hooper
Bubonic Rat and Rue by Ruth Hooper
The English Dance of Death by Ruth Hooper
English Dance vertical by Ruth Hooper
Jarabe con Dragon by Ruth Hooper
Corrido del Venado y Coyote en la Frontera by Ruth Hooper
Clogging Broken Hearted by Ruth Hooper
Tango en la Plaza de Mayo by Ruth Hooper
Maypole Dance by Ruth Hooper
Cajun Stomp by Ruth Hooper
Square Dance by Ruth Hooper
Cemetery Stomp by Ruth Hooper
Dance of the Skeleton Lords by Ruth Hooper
Spider Grandmother's Web by Ruth Hooper
Flying with Dolphins by Ruth Hooper
La Sirena by Ruth Hooper
Tigger of the Wetlands by Ruth Hooper
The Star by Ruth Hooper
Widow's Waltz 1 by Ruth Hooper
Widow's Waltz 2 by Ruth Hooper
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About Ruth Hooper
Texas born and raised, daughter of informally trained artists and craftspeople, I draw inspiration from folk traditions, especially from the arts of the Mexican Dias de los Muertos, the European Danse Macabre, the Haitian Vodou banner, and the Colonial American needleworker.
The paintings and papercuts of my DANZA MACABRA dramatize the reality of death as a part of life that we must embrace if we are to live with our whole hearts. They propose an attitude of radical acceptance--with gusto. Each piece centers on a dance, modern or traditional. Some are papercuts; most are paintings in acrylic on canvas.
The paintings and beadworks of the MAGIC CATS hint at the mysteries of animism, in which all nature is known to be imbued with spirit. Some of these pieces incorporate sequins, mardi gras beads, and metallic leaf; others are paintings in gouache.
I offer these works as an homage to the artists of cultures that express attunement to the cycles of life and to our place in the natural world. I offer these works with the hope that with inspiration from those artists, ancient and modern, the dominant culture may find its way to more sustainable ways of living.
Dedicated to my aunt, Frances Arredondo, artist and mentor.