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Drawings from Graham Class
Ink on Paper, 3 x 7"
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The study of Martha Graham technique dance led to a series of calligraphic drawings where the intensity of the movement in the class seemed to flow spontaneously and automatically from the calligraphic brush into forms across the paper. I spent one concentrated drawing period observing and drawing the Graham company classes in New York.

The set of dance drawings became the basis for many subsequent sculptures and installations. They, in turn, generated additional ideas such as those seen in the variety of bench forms.