Afflatus for Dance

Afflatus for Dance 2004, paper, crayons, gell pens, watercolour, 24x30cm)
Afflatus for Dance (paper, crayons, gel pens, watercolour, 24 x 30 cm), 2004, reflecting metallics

Afflatus for Dance 2004, paper, crayons, gell pens, watercolour, 24x30cm)

Afflatus for Dance (paper, crayons, gel pens, watercolour, 24 x 30 cm), 2004, not reflecting metallics

This work expresses dance through colour and form of human silhouettes intertwined with beams of light and hidden symbols.

Being a dancer, I often start by moving and drawing shapes in the air with my body and mind, then I start painting – all accompanied by music. Afflatus for Dance expresses this dancing experience through various shapes and figures within the work. For example, a blue leg in the middle of the work with pointed toes represents a dancer’s leg. The vertically placed green-orange lady along the right side of this art work rests and observes the whole dance before even engaging in it. I envision dance before engaging in it to improve and create more freely.

Below are a few sections of this work, illustrating the various silhouettes of human body (parts) in this work.

Afflatus for Dance 2004, paper, crayons, gell pens, watercolour, 24x30cm)
Profile outlined in grey-blue, facing right. A section of Afflatus for Dance, by Nina Soyfer.
Afflatus for Dance 2004, paper, crayons, gell pens, watercolour, 24x30cm)
Vertical silhouette observing the dance before engaging. A section of Afflatus for Dance, by Nina Soyfer.