Production still from "Ursula von Rydingsvard: 'Ona'" (2013)

Ursula von Rydingvard applies patina to a cast bronze section of "Ona" (2013) at Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, Rock Tavern, New York, 2013
Production still from the Art21 "Exclusive" episode, "Ursula von Rydingsvard: 'Ona'"

"When they say, 'When you get older, life gets easier,'—it does not. My biggest hope is that I get more courage, I get more trust in myself, I get more faith—that I'm able to do things that maybe I wasn't able to do before."
—Ursula von Rydingsvard

WATCH: Ursula von Rydingsvard: "Ona"