Heather Hansen – Body movement into a drawing

Typically, the art of drawing focuses on the finished product – the marks left on the paper that form an image.  Heather Hansen‘s Emptied Gestures is as much a performance piece as it is a drawing.  Appearing to use charcoal or pastel, Hansen literally steps on to the paper and begins to draw.  She allows the natural movements of her body – the movements of joints, the extension of her back, stretching and contracting – to define her lines.  The large-scale drawing becomes a kind of record of her moving body.  Interestingly she says:

“Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process.”

http://heather-hansen.prosite.com/

Article: http://beautifuldecay.com/2013/08/09/artists-turns-body-movement-into-a-drawing/

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