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Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres)

Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa, Untitled (S.114, Hanging, Six-Lobed Continuous Form within a Form with One Suspended and Two Tied Spheres), ca. 1958; collection SFMOMA, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions; © Estate of Ruth Asawa; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

  1. Describe the lines in this sculpture. Are they thin or thick? Curvy or angular?
  2. How would you describe the shapes in this sculpture? What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. What questions would you ask the artist about how she made this artwork? What challenges might she have faced while creating it?
  4. What does this work of art make you think of? If you could give this sculpture a different title, what would it be?
  5. Take a look at the shadows this sculpture casts. How do the shadows affect the way you see this work?

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