For our #CollectionPick series, we ask members of our community to reflect on specific artworks in Ruby City’s permanent collection and share why these works speak to them. This week, we spoke with artist and Ruby City’s Digital Media and Event Coordinator, Bárbara Miñarro. 

Pick a work you like in our collection. I chose Lara Schnitger’s Dix-huit sculpture. The first year I started working with the Linda Pace Foundation, as the Gallery Associate in Studio, I was able to experiences Schnitger’s monumental sculpture for a year while I was working. Later, I had the honor of meeting her at her artist talk with curator Justine Ludwig and San Antonio-based arts and culture journalist, Sarah Fisch. It’s been by far one of my favorite experiences while working with the Foundation.

How would you describe this work in 3 words? Powerful, monumental, playful.

Why does this work stand out to you? I am always attracted to fiber work, so naturally, it grabbed my attention.

What other artists does this piece remind you of? Why? Schnitger’s work reminds me of Mexican artist Pia Camil’s work. Although they are visually different, both of their work gives me a sense of monumentality but weightlessness. Their work is also interactive. For example, Camil’s Here Comes the Sun, is an audience participation installation at the Guggenheim, and Schnitger’s Suffragette City is a parade featuring her bold and vibrant portable sculptures and banners dedicated to Women’s rights.