Barbara Ward Armstrong
(1940 - 2013)
Barbara Ward Armstrong was active/lived in Massachusetts. Barbara Armstrong is known for soft fabric sculpture, dancing, choreography.
Biography Barbara Ward Armstrong
Obituary by Bryan Marquard, Boston Globe Staff September 08, 2013
The swirl of cultures Barbara Ward Armstrong expressed in her soft fabric sculptures had its beginnings in her Cambridge childhood as she sat on the steps of her home, watching foreign students stroll by.
“My mother would never let me go past the boundary of the front of the house,” she told the Globe in 1992. “And the home I grew up in was directly behind some of the Harvard University dormitories. That was the whole world to me, because in front of my house passed every student from all over the world — Chinese, Asian, African — and I used to sit there and talk to everybody.”
Forty years later, her cloth sculptural figures “became more
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