The Easel

The Japanese-American Sculptor Who, Despite Persecution, Made Her Mark

Asawa’s “rediscovery” was just over a decade ago, yet she is now regarded as a great sculptor. A student visit to Mexico introduced her to weaving techniques that later re-emerged as woven wire sculptures. She exhibited in the 1950’s but slipped off the artworld radar. Of her art career Asawa said “Sculpture is like farming. If you just keep at it, you can get quite a lot done.”