Ruth Hiller Creates Childish Alien-Like Wax Paintings

 - Dec 8, 2011
References: ruthhiller & design-milk
Ruth Hiller creates some odd, albeit original works of art. Her paintings are created through a process in which heated wax colors are arranged to create abstract canvasses both bewildering and captivating.

Fascinated by the parallels between microscopic and macroscopic elements, Ruth Hiller's paintings have an almost organic presence to them. It is as though she is creating a childlike concept of what an alien species could look like. This is not surprising since the 1977 documentary 'Powers of Ten' by Charles and Ray Eames really left a mark on the artist.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Ruth Hiller incorporates fluorescent Day-Glo into her wax mixtures that makes her paintings light up in the presence of black light.