Artist Tracks Her Own Kinetic Movement Directly Onto Paper

New Orleans-based visual artist Heather Hansen explores the combined art of painting and movement for her experimental project titled Emptied Gestures. Like a kinetic performance piece, the artist uses her own body to illustrate action on a two-dimensional surface. Rather than using any brushes or other tools to protect herself, Hansen gets down and dirty, shifting the dark pigment with her own body.

The piece is documented, step-by-step, by photographer Bryan Tarnowski who captures Hansen’s brilliant dance-like movements. The artist’s extended limbs manage to track and map their own movements onto the sheet beneath her. Hansen says, “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.”

Heather Hansen: Website | Behance
via [Devid Sketchbook]

All images via Bryan Tarnowski.



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