Ruth Ju-shih Li is a Taiwanese-Australian artist whose works draw on her myriad of cultural and spiritual heritage.
Her ephemeral practice presents actions of personal reflection, giving form to Li’s deeply personal meditations through fine porcelain and intricate raw clay installations. Her work is a celebration of renewal, natural cycles of life and the gradual progression of time. Building on this fascination, and informed by her interest in articulating the complexities of her cultural identities, Li draws inspiration from the language of dreams, myths and of utopia in order to examine cultural confluences as an inclusive language in to the spiritual.
Through this residency, I will immerse myself in Yuin Country to learn from and be inspired by the local landscape, flora and fauna and create a body of site-specific, ephemeral clay works that gently and respectfully activate spaces around the local area. Quiet time fully dedicated to experimentation and creation of new work and where appropriate, I would like to facilitate a collaborative ephemeral work through workshops with local community members and invite participants to join me in my meditative practice and explore ideas surrounding the transient nature of the human condition.