Artist: Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa

A friend is in San Francisco this week, and last night her tweet about Alamo Square had me revisiting my photos on Flickr taken in SF on a trip there a few years ago. The trip down memory lane reminded me of these shots taken in the deYoung Museum of three sculptures by Ruth Asawa.

Ruth Asawa

She’s a San Francisco based artist best known for her sculptures created by crocheting or tying wire. The work is delicate and beautiful, and captures organic forms that remind me of micro-organisms or seedpods. Ruth is also a painter and has numerous large scale public art installations located around San Francisco.

Ruth Asawa

I’m really glad to have this reminder of her because it’s very much in line with the more craft oriented work I’m interested in at the moment. It’s also the perfect inspiration for a thread-based piece I keep wanting to experiment with.

Visit Ruth Asawa’s website for more information about her work.

2 thoughts on “Artist: Ruth Asawa

  1. Jess says:

    I remember these photos – they’re awesome! Great to see them again. The second one is my favourite ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Rachael says:

    Thanks Jess. I would love to see a full show of her work. These are really incredible, especially with the way the lighting casts interesting shadows on the walls around them.

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