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Exclusive Episode #038: Ursula von Rydingsvard’s sculpture Weeping Plates (2005) at her studio in Brooklyn, New York. Ursula von Rydingsvard builds towering cedar structures, creating an intricate network of individual beams and sensuous, puzzle-like surfaces. While abstract at its core, Von Rydingsvard’s work takes visual cues from the landscape, the human body, and utilitarian objects—such as the artist’s collection of household vessels—and demonstrates an interest in the point where the man-made meets nature. Learn more about Ursula von Rydingsvard: http://www.art21.org/artists/ursula-von-rydingsvard VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Camera: Joel Shapiro. Sound: Mark Mandler & Roger Phenix. Editor: Steven Wechsler. Artwork courtesy: Ursula von Rydingsvard.