"Dla Gienka (For Gene)" (1991-93)

"Dla Gienka (For Gene)," 1991-93
Cedar and graphite, 88 x 53 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches.
© Ursula von Rydingsvard, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"The first time I ever saw Poland- all of the villages, all the homes there, were made of wood. There were stacks of wood, doors, and troughs of wood. Wood was the building material. So it’s somewhere in my blood, and I’m dipping into that source. The way in which I manipulate the cedar is very important to me, but I have a feeling that I even learned from things that I never saw. Working with it and looking at it feels familiar."

- Ursula von Rydingsvard