Friday, August 21, 2015

Ruth Asawa

 1954. She started using wire after a trip to Mexico in 1947. Credit Nat Farbman/Time & Life Pictures, via Getty Images
Ruth Asawa, an artist who learned to draw in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II and later earned renown weaving wire into intricate, flowing, fanciful abstract sculptures, died on Aug. 6 at her home in San Francisco, where many of her works now dot the cityscape. She was 87. NYTimes obituary