In the Gallery


illuminated, embroidered, stolen
by Ruth Shafer

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Assertions is a collection of opinionated wisdom distilled from social media, news cycles, and personal experience. Working in fabric, thread, canvas, cardboard, and electroluminescent wire, Shafer makes statements that range from abstract to aggressive. The works poke fun at both traditional and trendy craft techniques, playing with words and context in an attempt at telling the truth.


Ruth Shafer is a Brattleboro artist and writer. She works primarily in recycled or repurposed materials, using craft and humor to figure out how the world works.