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Ruth Hunter | Bio | About the Artist
photo credit: Raymond Chorneau
No one ever took a photograph of it, at least not one that I have ever seen, but if you were to use your imagination, there in the wet place near our trailer home, she wore white cotton and was covered from knees to neck with the black clay of the prairie land under an East Texas sky….


That would be me, alright, a child in 1968 with the high cheeked face from distant native heritage, and I could not get enough of it, and deaf I was to anyone who might object…..

I tell this now with a smile, knowing as I do, how little has changed, knowing how deeply enthralled I become with the tactile pleasure that comes from pushing paint around, and still, at the end of a day, I am covered with it…

If the world has gone and passed me by, I may not have heard it go, and I would not care less if it did, because this work I do, well, it is done with heart and hand, and it is this way that I have been able to live my life……