Coexistence sculpture exhibition

Sculpture by Ruth Moilliet for Coexistence at The Courts Garden

Sculptor Ruth Moilliet is showing her work among the bright flower borders of The Courts Garden throughout September and into October. The highly finished metal sculptures are inspired by the plant kingdom, and stand amongst peaceful water gardens, herbaceous borders and organically shaped topiary.

The Courts Garden in Holt is well known for its imaginative use of colour and planting, creating unexpected vistas that are the perfect backdrop to this autumn sculpture exhibition.

Ruth’s sculptures range in size from small detailed pieces to large eye-catching structures. To add further complexity, she will often combine the two extremes of scale to create dramatic and intricate artworks.

Detail of Ruth Moilliet's sculptures within The Courts Garden, Holt
Detail of Ruth Moilliet's sculptures within The Courts Garden, Holt
Detail of Ruth Moilliet's sculptures within The Courts Garden, Holt

Ruth’s method of production highlights this joining of botanical forms and deliberately depicts an engineered ‘bolting together’, exaggerating the function whilst retaining the beauty.

‘My work is a celebration of the breath-taking way in which our planet has evolved and survived and can continue to do so if given the opportunity. Plants and insects need each other and one could not exist without the other. They have evolved and lived this way for millions of years, a perfect example of mutualism and cohabitation’

" In my work I reflect a childhood dream to be able to shrink in size, like ‘Alice’, to enable me to enter a plant’s elaborate structure and explore the floral architecture."
- Ruth Moilliet

The changing colours of autumn at the Courts Garden offer the perfect setting to view this fascinating collection. The exhibition runs daily (except Wednesdays) from Saturday 8 September – Sunday 14 October 2018.