Ruth Ewan / Sweet Indeed / Woodblock print
Woodblock letterpress on paper signed, dated and numbered
83.5 x 35cm
Edition of 20
Lyrical and poetic, the words appear to transcend their time: they were written two centuries before the American Declaration of Independence (of 1776) advocated ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’, by Peter Wentworth. Wentworth argued that Members of Parliament had the right to discuss any subject they wanted.
An interest in radical and revolutionary ideas resonates throughout Ewan’s work, which takes many forms including performance, installation and printed matter. Her practice often examines overlooked or forgotten areas of political and social history, giving prominence to activists and radical thinkers from the past, and highlighting their continued relevance today.