Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher

Alma Siedhoff-Buscher's work is unique from the rest because she chose to create wooden sculptures, an area of art formerly identified with male figures. She went outside her comfort zone by avoiding the traditional weaving methods other Bauhaus women had focused on. Alma invented a large variety of children's toys including a "small ship-building game" shown on the right which is interestingly still in production today. The use of primary colors is also attractive and supports the simplicity of young minds. Overall, her decision to work on something out of the ordinary is inspiring and encourages me to think outside the box.

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