Learning from Ruth Asawa's daily art practice, and her kitchen table
This was a lovely assignment for me. I have a round oak table and that is where I do a lot of home art. I live an apartment of around 600 square feet, so the table is in the living room. I drew on paper I made 5 or six years ago for a work shop I ended up not attending. It is sized ablaca and linen mix. I used walnut ink my friend Barbara and her husband made. A lot of this was about not letting things get too "precious." Am tentative with ink drawings, but drew anyway.
Thank you for the backstory of Ruth and all the links! And those clay masks! 😍 I love the kitchen table sketch assignment.
Just love her and her daily art practice! Thank you Wendy.
Thank you! Loved this one. She had such a difficult time growing up and was able to grow her own garden of the mind. Her sculptures are just mind bending, literally!
Thanks for the history lesson . Excited to learn more about our GUT family from our kitchen tables.
Love this artist and all that she embodied.
What a wonderful celebration of Ruth Asawa and what a grounding assignment - thank you! And, for those of you in the Bay Area, the Ruth's Table gallery and programming are open to the public. Come see the current exhibit, Intertwined, a collaborative exhibition with SCRAP; sign up for programs; and join our closing celebration on November 30. For those further afield, a number of RT programs are also virtual. https://www.ruthstable.org
I grew up in San Francisco and learned a lot about Ruth Asawa and saw her art everywhere. An elementary school field trip down town to see her fountain. Her wire sculptures hanging at the DeYoung. But I first saw a drawing she did just a few weeks ago at the Legion of Honor in a new space that I think used to be the conservation lab. And it stopped me in my tracks. Thank you for sharing what you’ve learned about her life and drawing practice!
I love Ruth Asawa. This was a great assignment! I haven’t drawn much in a few years. This is the table in my den. I was literal & drew the table using water color pencils.
Since I'm new to GUT, could someone guide me on how/where to post a drawing in the chat in the app please?