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Wood Cabinet Daddy Long Legs

Wood Cabinet Daddy Long Legs

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This work was exhibited as part of the The Art of Making: Studio Woodworkers at Australian Design Centre in 2022. 

Daddy Long Legs is the fourth piece in the Dancelines Collection, a series inspired by ‘the lyricism of renowned dancers’. This is Ruth Thompson’s homage to the famously long-legged Fred Astaire. 

Dimensions: 160cm x 50cm x 30cm

Materials: Tasmania blackwood, silver ash, ebony from reclaimed piano keys

Ruth Thompson aims to create visually complex pieces, using simple elements. She cites both the Shaker and Bauhaus design influences. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary manufacturing techniques, solid timber and veneers and luxury textiles and other materials, Ruth creates high quality products that provoke a response in the viewer.

After 35 years of teaching high school students wood-based curriculum, focussing on developing their design ethos and high-quality manufacturing skills, Ruth is now dedicated to her own practice. A Churchill fellowship enabled her to complete a furniture design program at The Royal College of Art, London. Ruth now manufactures domestic furniture for gallery sale and on commission in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

Image: Ruth Thompson, Daddy Long Legs, 2021 Photo: Peter Thompson