"Large Ring" (2005-06)

"Large Ring," 2005-06
Cedar, 71 x 65 x 5 inches.
© Ursula von Rydingsvard, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"If I were to say how it is that I break the convention of sculpture (and I’m not sure that’s what I do or even if that’s what I want to do) it would be by climbing into the work in a way that’s highly personal, that I can claim as being mine. I have this feeling that the more mine it is, the more I’m able to break the convention. So it’s not radically erasing, with this drama, what’s been done in the more immediate past. It’s more like finding many ways into the work that feel potent psychologically, that feel potent emotionally, but only feel potent for me. And maybe that’ll overlap onto what others might or might not see."
- Ursula von Rydingsvard