We just can’t get enough of Ruth Minola Scheibler and her spellbinding mosaics. In front of our gallery, Ruth has created one of her most impeccable pieces of art. It is Prism Flock, a truly magnificent site-specific wall installation. It represents the 52 bird-like mirrored sculptures interacting with the viewer and their surroundings by reflecting objects, motion, changing light, and shadows in a mesmerizing play, just as if they wanted to amplify our visual experience per se.
It is like her art installation takes impressions and judgments and forms a critical representation of a distorted reality. By reflecting tiny fragments of our reality in surprising ever-changing combinations, this very multi-faceted nature of the pieces seems to have an intrinsic capacity for inviting us to look at things from another perspective or at least to consider the existing multitude of different points of view.
Her unique installation and their reflective quality give countless symbolic implications. It is almost like she is making the audience challenge themselves and their existence. Distorting and disorienting spatial perceptions through slight variations in the surface of the medium, Ruth questions our perceptions of the world. She creates the magic of reflection to craft ever-evolving narratives around our perceptions of ourselves and our understanding of the world around us.
In this project, Ruth examines the concept of the collective, of the swarm, as well as the laws of uncontrolled growth that govern over the individual and the controllable. What happens when small parts join together, grow and become more, how do the relationships change between the individual agents within the work and, in parallel, the relationship to an observing outside, whose participation through the reflective material properties can be experienced directly.
However, Prism Flock art installation is carefully composed to enhance the viewers’ ability to see more and represent our feelings, like if they are some units of our dreams.
She aimed to make the world a better place, change the perception of the apparent reality, and give us the illusion of the flawless and imagined place in which everything is perfect.