On view

American, born China, b. 1933
She, 1977–78
Steel with wooden swinging bed
17 x 52 x 28 ft. (518.2 cm x 15.8 m x 853.4 cm)
Private collection
© Mark di Suvero, courtesy of the artist and Spacetime C.C.
Photo by Jerry L. Thompson
Peace, freedom, and the civic responsibility of the artist have long been concerns for di Suvero, who was imprisoned while protesting the Vietnam War. In sculptures like She, the design of which incorporates a hanging wooden bed, di Suvero has worked to transform a viewer's relationship with art, inviting participation and fostering a sense of inclusiveness.

She also proposes new and intimate uses for the world's discarded industrial products: a crane hook and the rusty steel barrel of a steamroller are incorporated into its design.


Other works by this artist

E=MC2 , 1996-97

Figolu, 2005–11

For Chris, 1991

Frog Legs

Frog Legs, 2002

Mahatma, 1978–79

Mother Peace, 1969–70

Pyramidian, 1987/1998