Variability of Similar Forms

By Genevieve Quick August 13, 2013

As a young person, Nancy Graves’s Variability of Similar Forms (1970) was a revelatory piece. It was like an archeological excavation, but all of the bones remain eerily vertical and still to defy the disorder of gravity and time.


 

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Nancy Graves. Variability of Similar Forms, 1970; steel, wax, marble, dust, acrylic, and wood; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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