Ruth Sikes

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Nestling; canvas covered with aged and painted burlap, twigs. taxidermy eye, Spanish moss and bird’s nest; 17×21 inches

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Mal de Tete; 100 yr old doll, twine hair, acupuncture needles, painted pine needles, red headed straight pins, antique dress covered with handmade pinefore, antique reproduction wooden chair, mouse skull, red twine

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a self-taught artist with no boundaries or rules to follow, my mind is free to wander artistically, as far as my creative experiences can take me. My assemblages are based on feelings, expressed the only way I know how – from my brain and heart to my eyes and hands.