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ArtTalks: Ursula von Rydingsvard
Tuesday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m.
Christie's, New York

One of the most acclaimed sculptors of her generation, Ursula von Rydingsvard is renowned for her meticulously carved, cut, and layered cedar artworks that Mark Stevens describes as having a “forest magic about them.” In her ArtTalk, she spoke thoughtfully and lyrically about the highly complex processes she has developed in the creation of these often massive sculptures. Winding her way through various projects, she also touched upon the inspiration for making what she refers to as her "bowls," "plates," and "animals" and the wrinkled, empathetic, and almost decrepit anthropomorphism that can be achieved with wood. During the question and answer period, she stated that wood is not a material she loves but rather a material that she seems to be able to "speak through."


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Ursula von Rydingsvard

  • Luba, 2010
  • Cedar, graphite, bronze
  • 212 x 139 x 88 in.
  • Installation view, Storm King Art Center. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong