Michael Ruh

Love Birds

I spent much of the recent Christmas holiday wondering how I could attract more birds to my garden.

I bought tallow, and peanuts, and little bags of birdseed.  I hung them in my barren fig tree, together with the dried head of a sunflower, seeds intact. For good measure, I added a few decorative strings of pop-corn, and stuck an apple onto the pokey end of a branch. 

I waited.

Maybe what my tree needs is a birdhouse.

Yesterday, whilst enjoying my own breakfast, I saw for the first time a little robin nibbling some tallow.  Could this be the beginning of a new relationship?

2005 BFA Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
19921996 Instituut voor Kunstambachten (I.K.A.), Mechelen, Belgium Hot Glass Course
19881990 Universidad de Las Colinas, Elche, Spain
1984 -1985 University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA.Sculpture
19791983 Drake University / College of Fine Arts, Des Moines, Iowa, USA Sculpture

Selected Exhibitions
2007 Collect, V&A, London
2006 Origin, Somerset House, London
2006 Studio Space, CAA Gallery, London
2005 Collect, V&A, London
2004 Lustre, Tullie House, Carlisle
2004 Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria
2005 Eureka Project, Design Nation, London
2003 Setting up Grant Crafts council
2001 Finalist Design for Scandinavia Award

Museum Collections  
2005 Graal Vase Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria





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