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THE CUTTING EDGE - JONI SMITH AND RUTH HOWES MAP OUT THEIR SUBJECTS BY HAND

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THE CUTTING EDGE - JONI SMITH AND RUTH HOWES MAP OUT THEIR SUBJECTS BY HAND


Following a first degree in Loughborough (2002-2005) JONI SMITH went on to complete an MA at Norwich University of the Arts (2007) achieving a distinction in Textile Culture. Joni enhances and re-imagines the perceptual mapping out of a landscape on paper, playfully using collage and cutting techniques to create new associations between different map locations. Impeccably handcrafted, Smiths work encompasses drawing, paper cutting, painting installation and sculpture.

Formosa, Formosa by Joni Smith


RUTH HOWES studied Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture on the respected course at Norwich School of Art graduating with First Class honours in 2000. Her paper cuts are made with an absolute economy of materials and indeed, by an intricate cutting process, even further diminishes the paper she works with; though the results are finely detailed and deftly finished. Enthused by Norfolk’s rich mix of architecture and a further exploration of the floor plans of extraordinary buildings (domestic and international), there is representation and abstraction in this new work of extraordinary ‘power houses’ and their human connections.

Houses of Parliament, Flawed Plan and Houghton Hall Lines of Desire, both by Ruth Howes

Main Picture: Sculpture by Jonathan Clarke "Low Country IV"