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23 x 17.5" | Print on matte paper

I wanted to work up a simple pen-and-ink drawing of a dancer; a picture in black and white. Since ink can’t be erased, this often means that once the lines are down, they cannot be corrected. Just do another one, the pen tells me, learn from it, start over. The final drawing emerged after two intense nights spent with pen and ink, creating about forty of them. After it appeared, I knew it was the right one and was able to throw away the other thirty-nine.

The drawing is my personal logo, and I am happy to share it with others as a picture for display. It also pairs well with my other pen-and-ink drawing, “Orientale,” when framed together as a set, as many dancers have told or shown to me. A white mat with a thin black core or liner combined with a simple frame gives the pair a look that is clean, sharp and beautiful.


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