Ruth Asawa

I’ve admired the work of Ruth Asawa for a long time and I just realized that I’ve never posted her work here on my blog. My favorite of her creations are her phenomenal continuous wire sculptures that were originally inspired by watching people in Mexico in the 1940s make wire baskets for eggs. I also love that she’s such a staunch advocate for arts education for children. Her own kids were and are such a big part of the continuous wire of her life’s work because they were included in her process. Her point of view is so welcoming, inclusive and unspoiled–it feels like a gift and a true celebration of the collective unconscious.

“The best ideas come unexpectedly from a conversation or a common activity like watering the garden. These can get lost or slip away if not acted on when they occur.”
–Ruth Asawa

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6 Responses to “Ruth Asawa”
  1. maggie says:

    Ruth’s work is gorgeous – I love seeing female artists featured.

  2. Leanne says:

    Thank you for posting about her—she was unknown to me until now. Her work is really beautiful!

  3. ItsDicey says:

    Truly amazing!

  4. Xenia says:

    Beautiful images, thanks for posting!

  5. This is wonderful – thanks for posting, I’d never heard of her.

  6. Shannon says:

    Just saw this, thanks so much for posting. She has been such an inspiration to me. What a beautiful life and legacy. Her story is such a great one- what a lady, wish I could have met her!

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