BRIE RUAIS Information  

Video still of making "Push Up, 132 lbs", Artist's Studio, 2013

Instructions for "Stationary Forward Spread", 2015

Start with a pile of 130 pounds of clay.
Plant your knees in the pile of clay.
Push the clay forward and away from your knees.
Spread the clay as far as you can reach without lifting your knees from the floor.
No need to spread it left, right, or behind.  Just think about moving it forward, tracing the motions of forward movement.
Stop before wearing through to the floor.
Stop when you cannot spread it further.
Stand up and, with a knife, cut the clay into small divisions, like detail shots of a larger image.
Fire. Glaze. Seal.
Hang on the wall like a map or a rug.

"Study for Other Women's Bodies, Rose", 2015

"Unzipped Line and Circle (Black and White), 300lbs", 2015


Installation at Mesler/Feuer
"Unzipped Line and Circle (Black and White), 400 lbs, and "Unzipped Line and Circle (Raw Color), 400 lbs
Stationary Forward Spread (Burnt Silver), 132lbs

Installation at Mesler/Feuer
"Unzipped Line and Circle (Raw Color), 400 lbs, and "Double Unzipped, 450 lbs"
"Stationary Forward Spread (Burnt Silver), 132lbs", and "Stationary Forward Spread (Salmon), 132 lbs"

Installation at Mesler/Feuer
"Double Unzipped, 450 lbs"

"Rammed 3, 132 lbs", and "Rammed 2, 132 lbs", 2015

"Dugout Vessels (Gun Metal, Platinum, and Shino), 130lbs each", 2015

"Area Whole, 300 lbs.", 2014                                                           "Single Unzipped, 300 lbs.", 2014

"Raked Open, 132lbs", 2014. Glazed ceramic, hardware. 44x46x4 inches

"Two Gather (Two Pushes Merged), 268 lbs.", 2015                                      “Corner Push, 132lbs (Metallic)” 2014