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Art Adventures: Ursula von Rydingsvard the Master Sculpture Artists

By Alexander Mason HankinĀ  | July 3, 2018 | Lifestyle

We don’t know the contour of feeling; we only know what molds it from without.”- Rainer Maria Rilke


This summer, the Fabric Workshop and Museum will proudly display the works of Ursula von Rydingsvard at an exhibit entitled The Contour of Feeling. A world renowned sculpture artist, the exhibit explores twenty pieces ranging from early 2000‘s to present day. Her pieces vary from works on paper, to large scale installations. Through her work, it is clear that von Rydingsvard puts her heart and soul into her art, with each piece being a labor of passion and soul.


Explore von Rydingsvard's large scale sculptures and see how they come to life. All of her work starts as 4x4 plants that she then shapes using a circular saw. One plank at a time, her masterpieces come to life. She then uses graphite to give her work the added textured and coloring. Perhaps the piece de resistance of the show is her work entitled PODERWAC. This large-scale leather jacket made of used leather garments. It seems almost out of place with her other cedar sculptures at first glance, however the subtle beauty of the work tends to draw the viewer closer.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling. Now Through August 26th, 2018

The Fabric Workshop and Museum - 1214 Arch Street


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