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Schoettler, Joan

Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Traci Van Wagoner. Schoettler traces the artistic journey of Japanese American sculptor Ruth Asawa, from her childhood years (partially spent in an internment camp) to her eventual public commissions for fountains around San Francisco. Like Asawa's giant looped-wire sculptures, Van Wagoner's illustrations skillfully play with light and shadow. Combined, text and illustrations suggestively capture the uniqueness of Asawa's art while deftly exploring the ways her experiences influenced it. Author's note appended.


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