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BRINGING OUR SHARED VOCABULARY TO LIFE

BRINGING OUR SHARED VOCABULARY TO LIFE

RUTH HOWES is highly skilled at hand cut paper art. All her works demonstrate a  unique take on the world from the phrases she puts in the mouths of Animals - ideal to teach youngsters the alphabet  – "Ciao Chimpanzees" and "Viva Vicuna!". All Ruth's work begins life as a hand cut original - she then produces a charming limited edition range of prints. See more about her work in the stables at Houghton Hall until September 29 – see website for more details.

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CUTTING EDGE ART ARRIVES AT THE STABLES, HOUGHTON HALL THIS SUMMER

CUTTING EDGE ART ARRIVES AT THE STABLES, HOUGHTON HALL THIS SUMMER

Both JONI SMITH and RUTH HOWES use paper cutting in their art. Each of them is being showcased in FESTIVAL 2019, our pop up showcase at Houghton Hall this summer. Original hand cut artworks feature heavily in their work each looking at mapping investigating scales, perceptions and associations.

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

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

We are showcasing the work of artists who employ paper cutting at the core of their practice. Both are Norwich based. Joni Smith bases her work on mapping and topography and has produced intricate cut town scapes of Wells, King's Lynn as well as Italy and Spain incorporating knotted ropes. Ruth Howes cuts paper plans of buildings - Holkham and Houghton Halls feature strongly and her cut schematic of the Houses of Parliament features paper figures jumping off the terrace into the Thames.

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