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i was so excited that my trip to san francisco coincided with the ruth asawa exhibit at the de young museum. i’ve been interested in ruth’s work for a while, but it’s hard to find much about her on the internet. sadly, ruth’s work has not always been given the attention that i think it deserves. some art critics considered her technique a craft and not an art form, because of it’s similarity to knitting and crocheting. i found her retrospective to be so inspiring, not only her gorgeous sculptures, but her study of repeat patterns while she attended the black mountain college. all photos are from the scuptures of ruth asawa, contours in the air. more here.