Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers
For decades, octogenarian New York native Bella Feldman has been turning out sculpture made of wood and steel; blown, cast and etched glass; and - occasionally - found objects. Her "War Toys," provoked into being by the 1991 Gulf War and its aftermath, rank as canonical Bay Area sculpture.
Though revered as a longtime teacher at California College of the Arts, Feldman says, "I'm not exactly high on a list of collected artists."
The Richmond Art Center honors her with a stirring survey exhibition, in which we met and spoke.