Part dance, part performance art, Heather Hansen creates stunning art using her body, charcoal and a paper surface on the floor. Her work showcases the fluid motions of the body and the symmetrical forms that it creates as she twists and bends over the sheet. The results are wonderfully curving arcs which, like the emotive motions of dance, have just the right balance of passionate imperfection.
Hansen’s live performances happen in front of crowds that surrounding her white canvas as she gracefully moves, captivated by each spontaneous creation and her body as it becomes increasingly covered with rich black charcoal. Her lines are human, both sharp and blunt, created as she sweeps different parts of her frame to reveal the final large scale piece.
via My Modern Met