Art21 Exclusive: “Ona”

Ursula von Rydingsvard: “Ona”|”Exclusive”| Art21

Published on Nov 29, 2013

Filmed in August 2013, Ursula von Rydingsvard discusses her large-scale sculpture “Ona” (2013), which is permanently installed outside of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Originally made with cut cedar beams, the sculpture was cast in bronze at the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry, where von Rydingsvard is shown applying a patina to its undulating surface. By installing the work in a public space without security guards or barricades, von Rydingsvard is encouraging visitors to touch the work, to “see with one’s hands.”