May 24, 2014

The Infinite Embrace (The Ouroboros Project)...Ruth Calder Murphy explains

Could you tell us about the work you will be showing during this year's E17 Art Trail?
The Infinite Embrace or, The Ouroboros Project came about as a result of another project – The Easter Project (2012) - that was born of the germ of an idea and grew into a multimedia project, an art exhibition (for the 2012 E17 Art Trail) the first of a series of projects, of which The Infinite Embrace is the second.
The Easter Project or, Clinging to the Curves of a Question-mark explored Biblical typology and the stories leading up to the Passion of Christ, as well as the better-known Easter story. It was also a reflection on the questions, the fact that there are so many of them and that sometimes, exploring them is as important as finding the answers… perhaps more so.

Both the sequel to, and a departure from, The Easter Project, The Ouroboros Project explores a much wider collection of stories and the similarities between them - the way they all seem to echo the same underlying themes and the way these theological and mythological themes are further echoed everywhere we turn, in science, philosophy and the natural world.

“The Infinite Embrace” E17 Art Trail Exhibition will consist of original artwork from the Ouroboros Project, as well as an audio guide, multi-media movie, some multi-sensory exhibits and activities for children. There will be an opportunity to buy original artworks, books and prints, as well as to commission new works.

How have you been preparing for this year's trail? 
There’s always so much to do - creating the new artwork for the project and writing the narrative and soundtrack, putting it all together into the multi-media project, arranging a venue and working with all the wonderful people who are offering help and support for the exhibition.

I use Facebook pages and other social media, as well as my website – -  to publicise the events.

Could you tell us about an an artist/ artwork that  particularly inspires you? 
My taste in art is quite eclectic, but Dali stands out as a favourite for his surrealism and Turner for the way he manages to capture light.

How does inhabiting a community like Walthamstow help your practice?  
It’s wonderful to be part of a vibrant, diverse, creative community like that of Walthamstow, where diversity and creativity are celebrated, not suppressed.

What are you most looking forward to during the E17 Art Trail this year ? 

I’m looking forward to meeting people and making connections.

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