A Radical Sculptors Need to Connect

Maren Hassinger Tree of Knowledge Pearl City
Boca Raton Museum of Art

In the course of a nearly 50-year career, Maren Hassinger has made a practice of shaping everyday materials into eloquent abstract works. Her sculptures, installations, performances and videos respond urgently to the events of our time, bearing witness to the natural world and its accelerating loss as well as to the human desire for connection.

At the age of 73, Ms. Hassinger is busy. This summer, her work commands the roof-deck sculpture garden at the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado. Two recent monumental pieces are on view...

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