Contemporary Art
Ruth Killoran






I'm not sure whether it was the change of environment or lifestyle after moving to New Zealand, but I was compelled to try new things.

It wasn't long before stone carving took over everything else.  This medium fascinated me. I found the process absorbing and exhilarating.

I'm inspired by the fantastic surroundings on our doorstep and when starting a new piece of sculpture I'm totally carried away with the excitement of it.

I carve directly and intuitively, being guided by the stone. I usually sketch initial ideas then transfer the shapes into the stone following the natural form and features.  Curves form a huge part of my sculptures and paintings. I love the organic shapes that can be achieved when working with limestone.

I begin a relationship with the stone once I decide to work with it.  When I start removing material, it feels like I go to a different place and my subconcious takes over..... This is a special time for me and like reading a good book, I don't want it to end.

Sculpture is to me part of who I am and I feel so very lucky to have discovered this art form.

I hope you enjoy looking at my work as much as I've enjoyed producing it.