I'm celebrating the pioneering woman artist , Ruth Asawa, and helping support the USPS with a book giveaway of the book I illustrated Ruth Asawa: A Sculpting Life written by Joan Schoettler.
I'm thrilled that the USPS is honoring Asawa with postage stamps of her amazing and magical sculptures. Japanese American artist Ruth Asawa (1926-2013_ is perhaps best known for her intricate abstract wire sculptures. Inspired by nature, Asawa transformed industrial material into transparent and seemingly weightless works of art that challenged traditional definitions of sculpture.
She believed in making the world a better place and understood that exposing children to art was one path toward that goal. From the Japanese-American interment camps to the creation of the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Asawa's life journey is one filled with family, art, injustice, inner strength, education, and arts activism. She drew upon her transformative life experiences and worked with unconventional mediums--using lines, space, and wire to create sculptures that move people to this day.
Learn more about her and see my illustrative interpretation of her life in the book. And now you can see several of her wire sculptures on these beautiful postage stamps.
To enter your name in the giveaway, buy Ruth Asawa postage stamps, send me a proof of purchase, and I'll put your name into the hat. You can email a screen shot of your order or photo of your purchased stamps. All information provided will remain strictly confidential, and I’ll delete all the info after the contest is over. Make sure to provide me with a way to contact you in case you win so I can get your address and any information for personalizing the signed copy if you would like.
This Book Giveaway to Support USPS will run until the end of August. On September 1st, I'll draw a random name from the hat. I will then send the winner a signed copy of the book. United States only.
In additional to supporting the USPS, I would greatly appreciate your supporting the Joan and myself by spreading the word of this contest, buying our book, and/or writing a review. Thank you and good luck!