As exhibited at Martin Summers Fine Art, London, 2006.

These images of sea-snail and limpit trails at low tide evoke a host of different morphologies, from the shapes of distant galaxies to the flow of Arab calligraphy.

“Their effect is made extraordinary by the focus of Ruthven’s gaze, the bewildering variation in scale, and most important, the multiplication of imagery into grids.” – ARTnews