Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Forgotten Legacy of Beatrice Wood

“I owe it all to art books, chocolates, and young men,” Beatrice Wood would often tell those who made the cacti-stippled pilgrimage to her Ojai, California studio before the artist passed away in 1998. There they’d find the fabled artist, in the last years of her life, swathed in a sari while working the potter’s wheel, and flanked by all manner of sacred objects: healing crystals, Hindu icons, and her signature opalescent vessels. There were young male assistants on the clock and stacks of Hershey’s bars in the refrigerator." - Full article on Artsy