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.



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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