A special virtual discussion with Ruth's children that told the story of her path from creative childhood to avant-garde art student to her life as a mother and a working artist. This was a benefit for SCRAP.
"Author Marilyn Chase, a San Francisco journalist and teacher, connects the barbed wire and dispossession of Asawa’s early life to the artist’s transformative approach to spooled metal, and intimately conveys the teeming creative life inside her home studio as it filled with six children. The most pronounced through line...
"In a culture of acknowledging those who were previously overlooked, when artists and their earliest champions are finally getting their dues, there is a satisfaction in witnessing the record be corrected."
With this stamp, the U.S. Postal Service honors pioneering Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013). Showcasing Asawa’s wire sculptures, the pane includes 20 stamps, with two each of 10 designs, featuring photographs by Dan Bradica and Laurence Cuneo.
The simplest objects can turn into art when you draw from life, nature, and personal passion. A Life Made By Hand: The Story Of Ruth Asawa is a children's book, for ages 5-8, written and illustrated by Andrea D'Aquino.
"The year's most beautiful exhibition” says Sebastian Smee of the Washington Post. “You don’t expect sculpture to function as a visual correlative to swimming in air. Asawa found a way and, in so doing, found her voice.”