I created Spiral Dance to invite you to joy and excitement. I wanted you to feel an explosion commanding the dance stage, that feel from the opening fanfare, the most exciting and inviting moment of any performance when the audience startles to attention to see and engage with the
spectacle before them.
Any sculpture captures a still point—that instant between what was and what is-to-come. I struggled with the many dance moments to find the exact middle for an energetic beginning and ending. That
stumped me until a friend mentioned that I
could offer two moments.
I borrowed the obvious flourish dancers use to invoke the starry heavens, that toe to fingertip straight up stretch. The raised leg belies the movements before and after. There’s my energy.
Nice, but gathering the audience remains the second purpose of any fanfare. I hit on the point. Literally, the point. She stretches to point her finger towards us aiming her gaze through her fingertip in an invitation for you to join in and become part
of the energy of the performance to come. With her hands doing the gesture, my hands could begin the sculpting.
Private collections in Las Cruces New Mexico, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Bermuda Dunes California
Medium: White Bronze
Height: 38 inches
Base: 8 inch black granite