Ruth Dudley-Carr is a visual artist based in Boston, MA. She employs photography, video, sculpture, and installation as a way to communicate about illness, human form, and the aging process. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is held in private and public collections. Ruth is currently an MFA candidate at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Ex Nihilo comes from the Latin phrase “out of nothing”. The images from this show were created by placing food and household items in water and watching the process of these items blending and diluting. Items used in this body of work include hair gel, personal lubricant, food coloring, corn syrup, sugar, and mayonnaise. This body of work considers how items decompose or dilute over time in natural environments, much like our bodies.