Hand-carved and finished in locust wood

16” x 28” x 8.5”

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A Seattle native, Ruth Waters graduated from Stanford University in 1955 and started working in hardwoods in 1957. Her mediums now include hardwoods, bronze, marble, constructed room-size sculpture, and painting. She has exhibited extensively in Northern California, Seattle, Michigan, Washington, D.C., and New York, as well as in China and Ireland.

Waters is the founder and chair of the Peninsula Museum of Art, founder of the 1870 Art Center in Belmont (1977 – 2012), founder of the Peninsula Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, and co-founder of the Peninsula Sculptors’ Guild. About this sculpture, Water’s said, “I have been carving hardwood logs into sculpture for 60 years and, of course, the human body is a prime subject, but male bodies are rarely allowed to be seen in public.”


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