Why Not? The Art of Ginny Ruffner
Since the mid-1980s, Ginny Ruffner has been recognized worldwide as one of the major artists of the modern studio glass movement. Her lampworked glass sculpture, which has been selected for shows and museums in Switzerland, Australia, Japan, and the United States, has dazzled audiences with its playful imagery, insightful allusions, and intelligent commentary. In Why Not? The Art of Ginny Ruffner, author Bonnie J. Miller captures Ruffner's creative imagination and indomitable spirit. Drawing on ten years of writing about glass art in the Northwest and seven years of acquaintance with Ruffner's work, Miller analyzes her art with candor, humor, and a gifted critical eye. The voices of philosopher and art critic Arthur Danto and the artist herself add to the story of Ruffner's remarkable life and work, complementing the full-color illustrations of more than fifty major works.