Japanese-American, Ruth Asawa began crocheting in wire in the early 1950’s because it was an artform she could practice while supervising her six children. Yes six. Here she is surrounded by some of her early works.
She successfully exhibited and became a sculptor of renown creating many public fountains in San Fransisco but I particularly like these basket-esque forms within forms…
…and drawings with wire she called tied-wire sculptures.
She also went on to set-up education programs encourage children’s creativity and problem-solving through art and gardening.