"Comb with Inlays" (2000)

"Comb with Inlays," 2000
Cedar, 34 x 36 x 9 inches.
© Ursula von Rydingsvard, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"My home was one in which words were not used very often. With my parents the only words that were exchanged were in connection with assigning labor. "This is what you have to do, and this is what has to be done." So words were very, very sparse. And in fact, anybody that used too many words was automatically suspect."

- Ursula von Rydingsvard