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Droppo, Ruth
P.O. Box 5211
Bloomington, IN 47407
812-855-0154
rdroppo@indiana.edu
mypage.iu.edu/~rdroppo
Description
Often my work is in response to strong emotion, so the earlier pieces on my website are from an installation entitled, "grooming behavior" about the sequence and consequences of incest. This call-and-response approach led to explorations of stories, particularly from people who had survived ragged times and spaces. Within the metaphor of 'making' I use pinhole, digital, and traditional photography, video, voice, and music to help weave a body of work that tells a larger story about transformation and transcendence in the human experience. My process is a time-intensive approach, open to opportunities for serendipity and change as I listen to the rise and fall of voices and watch gestures emerge. In this way, the work offers relief from traditional, linear documentary. I like to look at in-between spaces to see what sort of invisible information is contained in the telling.
Background
My formal training includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University. At IU I studied traditional printmaking processes as well as alternative processes and digital media. Awards include: IU Graduate School Grant-In-Aid of Research and an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant for 2006-07.
Services Offered
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities/Will Teach or Mentor
  • Assisting in Planning Arts Events
  • Commission Works
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
  • Offer Works for Sale
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group

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