Oral history interview with Ginny Ruffner, 2006 Sept. 13-14 [sound recording].

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Oral history interview with Ginny Ruffner, 2006 Sept. 13-14 [sound recording].

An interview of Ginny Ruffner conducted 2006 Sept. 13-14, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, in Seattle, Wash. Ruffner speaks of her new outdoor sculpture piece, The Urban Garden, in Seattle, Wash.; receiving her B.F.A. and M.F.A. in painting and drawing at the University of Georgia; developing an interest in glass after seeing Marcel Duchamp's The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (Large Glass); spending five years learning lampworking as an apprentice/employee; teaching experiences at Pilchuck School of Glass; moving to Seattle, Wash. from Atlanta, Ga.; reading as a strong influence; the significance of language and words; an interest in mathematic theories, particle physics, and cosmology; various series of artwork including Beauty, Aesthetic Engineering, Balance, and Patterns of Thought; plans for her three-part pop-up book about creativity, imagination, and wonder; travels to Japan, Italy, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ireland, and France; universal and subjective concepts of beauty; her recovery from the accident she suffered in 1991; a change of perception following the accident; her dislike of labeling art as whimsical; the transformative effects of experiencing installation pieces; and exhibition and installation plans for the future. Ruffner also recalls Flora Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, Deborah Dohne, Fred Tschida, Maurine Littleton, Tom Robbins, Alvy Ray Smith, George C. Scott, Mark Leach, and others.

Sound recording, masters: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 2 5/8 in.Sound recording, duplicates: 2 sound cassettes.Transcript: 36 p.

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