Heather Hansen

Charcoal and some crazy interpretive dance moves all rolled into one probably sounds a tad peculiar but we promise you… it’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Artist Heather Hansen from new Orleans wowed us recently with her unbelievable kinetic drawings. Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Hansen begins a grueling physical routine, contorting her body into beautifully choreographed gestures as she drags the charcoal across her canvas.

These symmetrical dance movements build up over time to finally reveal a beautiful piece of art revealing and recording her every movement.

Though this perfect marriage of live dance and art isn’t being exhibited in the UK you can view it for yourself to the right in one of our favorite videos.

Check out her website for more.

Enjoy!