Pausing on a work in progress, Ruth Speer (@septemberwildflowers) reveals more about her life outside the studio. “If I put my hand there, it wouldn’t work,” says #WHPinthestudio guest curator Helen Downie (@unskilledworker). “There’s a tenderness to it. She’s painting someone she has a close connection to.” The woman Ruth is drawing is the same person who drew the henna art on her hand. Photo by @septemberwildflowers
At its essence, a student sketchbook should emulate that of a practising artist. With photographs providing evidence of first-hand research, quick confident gestural drawings showing a response to this environment, and scrawled annotation, this beautiful sketchbook page – showing the development of ideas for a sculpture entitled ‘Stone Egg’ – does exactly that.