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HEATHER HANSEN INTERVIEW - Ochi Gallery News. Ochi Gallery: When people ask you to describe your work how do you answer?

HEATHER HANSEN INTERVIEW - Ochi Gallery News

Heather Hansen: Currently I am exploring kinetic drawing. I make large scale pieces in charcoal or pastels using my body as a drawing tool. Heather Hansen. Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen. Photo by Bryan Tarnowski Photo by Spencer Hansen at Ochi Gallery 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.

Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen

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. Part dance and part performance art, the kinetic drawings are a way for Hansen to merge her love for visual art and dance into a unified artform. The final symmetrical patterns that emerge in each pieces are reminiscent of a Rorschach test, or perhaps cycles found in nature. Film — Heather Hansen. Artist Uses Entire Body to Create Larger than Life Charcoal Drawings. Jan 23, 2014 Artist Heather Hansen Heather Hansen is a performance artist and painter who uses her entire body to create larger than life kinetic drawings with charcoal.

Artist Uses Entire Body to Create Larger than Life Charcoal Drawings

Using concentric patterns with her hands, feet and body; Hansen creates large canvases in her studio and even in front of live audiences (as seen below at the Ochi Gallery in Idaho).