In her deeply personal exhibition The Journal Project, Artist Ruth Crowe digs into the roots of her past experiences to understand the person they have made her to be today. While uniquely hers, Ruth’s stories mirror many of our own through successes and failures, mundane and monumental, joyful and tragic – weaving us all together in a familiar fabric.
Using her own journals as inspiration, Ruth visually expresses key pieces of her history in large-scale, mixed media collages – from NCAA Division 1 Softball Coach to Los Angeles Police Officer to daughter and sister. The immersive exhibition includes 80 of Ruth’s actual journals, 30 original works of art created for this show, plus an exhibition playlist featuring a “theme song” for each work of art to deepen the guest experience.
The Journal Project is a powerful and tender example of how art and storytelling can catalyze communal healing.
Ruth is a firm believer in art and journaling as therapy. Her hope of this exhibition is to encourage others to pay attention and live a better life, perhaps through the use of picking up a pen and starting to journal!
Identity | Self-Expression | Mental Health | Storytelling + Personal Voice | Collage + Repurposed Materials
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Hear it from Ruth herself
Learn more about each of Ruth’s pieces directly from Ruth as she walks through an audio tour of The Journal Project.