J A M E S F U H R M A N
from Graham Class
Paper, 3 x 7"
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.