From start to finish, 'The Dancer' is a real-time response to contemporary dancer-choreographer Jake McLarnon who collaborated with Briony in the gallery over multiple sessions. Briony worked with human-scale gestural lines in both pencil and oil stick to map Jake's body positions and movement. The key at the top and bottom of the piece show the order in which different colours and marks were added.
The evolution of the painting has been documented and can be viewed in the visual archive accompanying the exhibition.
Oil, oil pastel, pencil and acrylic on canvas.
200cm (H) x 240cm (W)