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Native San Diegan sculptor, Ruth Hayward, specializes in the art of sculpting human figures. Her artistic skills are enhanced by knowledge gained from a career in engineering and a love for photography, allowing a keen grasp not only of materials, processes, construction, and analysis, but also of spatial relationships, composition, and form. Having studied under local sculptor, T.J. Dixon, Hayward's growing collection of work has been given positive public reception for its delicate and meaningful aesthetic rendering, its technical competence, and its faithful and accurate portrayal of both the physical presence and the character of her models.
Ruth Hayward's publicly-displayed works include the Lily Tomlin figure at Rachel's Women's Center in downtown San Diego and a bust of Margaret Sellers at the U.S. Postal Service's Margaret L. Sellers Processing and Distribution Center, Rancho Carmel Road, San Diego. Privately-held works include a bas-relief of Karen Keltner, San Diego Opera's resident conductor, and a life-size sculpture of physician Barbara Levy of Seattle.
Hayward worked for six months to create the Kate Sessions statue. She recalls that her family knew Kate Sessions as she was growing up. "It wasn't until years later that I connected this wonderful public-spirited legend with the name I heard as a child at the dining room table," she said. "She is an inspiration to us all."
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Last update: Tue, Mar 2, 1999.