Drawings and sketches paired with sculptures

Aaronel was a prolific note taker. She would write reminders, thoughts and ideas on whatever was at hand – notepads, used envelopes, old receipts, hotel stationery. Of course the artist in her compelled her to draw and sketch as well. So it is not surprising that many of her sculptures began as elementary sketches quickly drawn on scraps of paper. Here is a close look at some of her drawings, notes and plans that we can match with her sculptures.

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Plastic Works by Eric Himmel

Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Plastic Works

The following essay was written by Eric Himmel in response to an exhibition of Aaronel’s sculptures at 57W57Arts gallery in New York City on May 5, 2016.