Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa is known primarily for her woven wire sculptures that seem to defy conventional notions of materiality and form. Yet Asawa’s three-dimensional wire constructions chiefly originated in two-dimensions, at the drafting table. Asawa was trained at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, where she focused on design and drawing under Josef Albers (1888–1976). It was Albers who recommended Asawa for a fellowship at Tamarind, where she was able to experiment more concretely on a two-dimensional plane.

1965
Color Lithograph
18 1/2 × 18 1/2in. (47 × 47cm)
Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Gleich, San Diego, California