Ruth Sack Fine Art - Sculptures and Encaustic Paintings
Artist Statement
My artwork is about the connection of humanity to nature. I create sculptures and paintings that meld organic materials such as leaves and insect wings to human figures.  I manipulate scale to enlarge items that are usually very small and conversely reduce large elements so that a nutshell can yield fruit as an infant or a leaf can portray a thundercloud. The combination of seemingly incongruous objects makes visual sense.     It also conveys my own belief that all living things are made of the same earthy matter.

The artwork on this website represents sculptures and paintings from the past three years and can be viewed in slide shows on the following pages:
  • Encaustic Paintings:  new work
  • Encaustic Sculptures: mixed media works covered in an encaustic skin.
  • Embellished Sculptures: collected objects embedded into figurative sculptures.
  • Nature Paintings: landscapes and leaf "portraits".
  • Quilt Paintings: combinations of separately prepared panels thematically based.

  • "Somewhat Off the Wall", New Haven CT, Sept 22, 2013, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
  • City-Wide Open Studios New Haven CT Oct 26-27, 2013 at Alternative Space.
  • New Haven Paint & Clay Club 111th and 112th Annual Juried Art Exhibit. New Haven CT March 2012 and 2013.
  • Zane's Cycles Bicycle Recycle 2013 and  2012 Sculpture Competitions Branford, CT March 2012 and 2013. Juried exhibition.
  • City-Wide Open Studios New Haven CT Oct 2012, 2010, 2009.
  • Faculty Exhibit Creative Arts Workshop New Haven CT September 14, 2012; (also September 2011; September 2010).
  • "Flight of the Pollinators" at Blue Horse Arts, Watertown, CT June 2012. Juried exhibition.
  • "Going to the Dogs" at the Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT May 2012. Juried exhibition.
  • Cultural Passages "What's Art Got to Do With It?" at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT September 13-October 9, 2009. Juried exhibition.
  • 2009 Red Bull Art of the Can Oct 8-19, 2009 Union Station, Washington DC  Juried exhibition.
  • Solo Exhibition at The Funky Monkey Gallery, Cheshire, CT August 2009.
  • "Ahead of the Buzz" at The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY December 2007. Juried exhibition.
  • Solo exhibition at The Art Gallery at the Mill House, Chester, CT September 2005.

Please contact me at with any questions or comments about this work.

Thank you,
Ruth Sack

This website was created by Ruth Sack. Updated August 22, 2012..