Crocheted wire sculptures by Ruth Asawa.
“I was interested in it because of the economy of a line, making something in space, enclosing it without blocking it out. It’s still transparent. I realized that if I was going to make these forms, which interlock and interweave, it can only be done with a line because a line can go anywhere.”—Ruth Asawa
“Basically I try to find my inspiration in any kind of abstraction. I look for behaviors, systems or characteristics. That’s probably the reason why I like data visualization, too. I love statistics and I love to play with them, re-organize them and then be surprised by the results. But of course i get also inspired by other artists, mainly graphics, Anton Stankowski, Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Theo van Doesburg, Ilya Bolotowsky or Josef Albers to count just a few. I am completely into geometric abstraction.”