Emptied Gestures: physical movement translated into symmetrical charcoal drawings by Heather Hansen

“Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a sizeable paper canvas. Her body contorts into carefully choreographed gestures as her writing implements grate across the floor, the long trails resulting in a permanent recording of her physical movements.”

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/01/emptied-gestures-heather-hansen/

This looked very familiar then I realised that there’s some student artwork on the wall in the next building that must have been inspired by this.

Holgate artwork

Author: Terry Madeley

I work with student data and enjoy reading about art and design, data, education and technology.