The Wire Sculptures of Ruth Asawa
Synaptic Stimuli has introduced me to the artist and her works, which are both mathematical yet human from their construction.
From the artist’s website:
Ruth Asawa is an American artist, who is nationally recognized for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and her activism in education and the arts. In San Francisco, she has been called the “fountain lady” because so many of her fountains are on public view.
When Ruth was 16, she and her family were interned along with 120,000 other people of Japanese ancestry who lived along the West Coast of the United States. For many, the upheaval of losing everything, most importantly their right to freedom and a private, family life, caused irreparable harm. For Ruth, the internment was the first step on a journey to a world of art that profoundly changed who she was and what she thought was possible in life. In 1994, when she was 68 years old, she reflected on the experience: “I hold no hostilities for what happened; I blame no one. Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the Internment, and I like who I am.”
More great examples of her work can be seen at Synaptic Stimuli here
The Artists own website can be found here
Note: Synaptic Stimuli has a sister Tumblr blog called ‘Delicious Dimension’ which you can see here