Ruth Santee – Waste Flower; Selections from a post-consumer garden

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Ruth Santee – Waste Flower; Selections from a post-consumer garden

April 28 - June 11

Join us for the Opening Reception, Saturday, April 30th from 1-4 pm!

Five years ago, Santee began a body of work based solely on flower imagery.  Prior to this, the focus of her art was on insect forms.   She began to incorporate plants and flowers into insect themed compositions and her interest in flora took over.

Her current creations are surreal anthropomorphic floral characters existing in a human world.  Themes of identity, feminism, strength in the face of the current social climate, as well as environmental concerns, course through the veins of the work.

She uses a variety of recycled materials : junk mail, sketchbook pages, objects found in secondhand stores, cardboard tubes, labels, toy parts, and dried gourds from her garden.   The color palette is rich and loud, bright and vibrant, like the colors of her 70’s childhood toys.


Transmission Gallery
510 835--2626


Name of the Artist
Ruth Santee
About the Artist
Artist, art educator and gallerist, Ruth Santee lives and works in her church studio in Stockton.


Transmission Gallery
770 West Grand Ave., Suite A
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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