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Heather Hansen  New Orleans, LA

Charcoal on paper
Charcoal on paper

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About Heather

Heather Hansen is a fine artist based in New Orleans, and Paris. Her kinetic drawings are part dance, part performance art using her body as a drawing tool and ending up as large scale pieces in charcoal or pastels.

Heather describes her work by saying, “Emptied Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series I am exploring ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another. I will usually decide on a general shape and then improvise within a set of self imposed restrictions. I always have some kind of dogma to play with. First of all I’m limited to one plane (so far) but in a way it’s very useful because I am able to find more freedom by having some constraints.”

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Kevin Townsend

Boston, MA artist/educator

"I'm a big fan of Hansen's human scale drawings— simultaneously engaging the act of drawing and the lyrical movements of contemporary dance, where the resulting drawing functions as a document of movement in space."

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"Inspiring and mind bending"

"It looks like this artist is expressing bringing the devil to life."

"very good!"

"Love the lines and use of body."

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