Ruudt Peters, 2018, Netherlands
In Peters’ latest works, MA, there seems to be a quality of reflection unlike other bodies of work. A reflective pool, a space, a dimension – something you see but cannot reach by going. It is quite revelatory work. This work is devoid of the hand, and evades the term jewelry from first glance like many of Ruudt Peters’ works. Mirror layered with black marks, pools built with swirling dimension. Then another piece, a depth built like looking into a crystal. A ring looking carved from fine smoky quartz is actually built through layers of Man-Made material. The mirror can be deep or shallow in these newer works. Breaking from recent images of the body, the face or any figurative notions, this work is incorporeal and pensive.