Lorna Ruskin

Artist’s Name: Lorna Ruskin
Title of work:

Self Portrait: Leopard (Dreams are Made of This), 2013

Type of artwork: Performance

For the exhibition “If Not Here, Where?” I present a performance-based self-portrait. Dressed in a leopard onesie, I lounge in a tree, pondering my current life situation and waiting for the impulse to move. Surveying my life so far – the choices I have made – I wonder what happened to my dreams, to the life I thought I would have, and the person I thought I would be… Am I happy with who I am? Can I change..?

I am not from around here.

How is it – when I used to imagine myself living a life in Africa – that I am still here, living my life in Manchester, of all places? Do I belong here? Do I fit in? Is this my native land, my natural environment? Is this where I want to be?

And if I dream of being elsewhere, is that a dream I really want to make real, or do I just like dreaming…?

If not here, where would you be?

Biog/info about the artist:
Lorna Ruskin BA(Hons) is an artist and photographer. In the future she may become something else, if she can work out how to change her spots.


2 responses to “Lorna Ruskin

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