Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula’s 3 boxes, below, is featured in the exhibition The Scene Changes: Sculpture from the Collection. In an interview in 2001, von Rydingsvard discussed some of her earliest influences with Dede Young, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Neuberger Museum of Art:

“I come from a long line of Polish peasant farmers, and they were surrounded with wood—wooden homes, fences, domestic implements, wooden tools to farm the land. When you enter any of those houses you’ll see right outside a huge stack of firewood, usually quite beautifully stacked, with smoothly cut ends. There is, I guess, a feeling of familiarity, a feeling of comfort and grace. And at the same time, because of the familiarity, I can really push it around.”


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