The Embarcadero – Aurora

 Posted by on January 20, 2000
Jan 202000
 
The Embarcadero
Aurora by Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa is an American artist, who is nationally recognized for her wire sculpture. Ruth, at the age of 16, along with her family, was interned in Rohwer camp in Rohwer, Arkansas at a time when it was feared the people of Japanese descent on the West Coast would commit acts of sabotage.  It was the first step on a journey into the art world for Ruth.   In 1994, when she was 68 years old, she said of the experience: “I hold no hostilities for what happened; I blame no one. Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the Internment, and I like who I am.”

  8 Responses to “The Embarcadero – Aurora”

  1. Very cool! 🙂

  2. A super piece – the water adds a wonderful dimension to the piece! A hint of origami there?

  3. Wow… that is so neat! I love her story. What a wonderful attitude. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Stunning piece. I know her more for her fiber arts.

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