Growth, Bethany Center, 1968-1969


“Your hands can be doing the work, and your mind is free.” –Addie Lanier, Asawa’s daughter

Growth is one of the few tied-wire designs that Asawa did in color, detail, 1969. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

 

The mosaic sits at the entry to the Senior Center. Courtesy Kyle Feffers/Gelfand Partners Architects. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

 

Asawa working on a tied-wire drawing in her living room, c. 1970s. Photo by Laurence Cuneo, Photo and Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

 

An initial design idea related to Growth (SD.117), c. 1968. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

 

Alfonso Pardiñas (right) and his crew installed the mosaic, 1970. Photo by Greta Mitchell, Courtesy Estate of Ruth Asawa.

 

The completed mosaic self-portrait made by the Alvarado community, 1971. Photo by Aiko Cuneo

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