Ruth Asawa

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One of the most under-recognized and influential sculptors of the 20th century, Ruth Asawa, passed away on August 5th, 2013. She is best known for her intricately constructed wire abstractions.

 

 
“I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out…It’s still transparent. I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere.”
 

 
A link to her NY Times obituary:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/arts/design/ruth-asawa-an-artist-who-wove-wire-dies-at-87.html?smid=fb-share
 
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