Andrea D’Aquino

“Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) was a renowned and honorably recognized sculptor, a well-known presence in the Bay Area art community, and a passionate campaigner who persistently promoted arts education. Asawa’s creative journey is brought to life in this lavishly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D’Aquino. It covers the influence of her upbringing in a farming family and her education at Black Mountain College, where she pursued an experimental course of study with notable avant-garde thinkers and artists like Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg. This appealing book for young art enthusiasts is delightful and substantial and contains a page of teaching resources for parents and educators.”