Manship Dances

Each of the seven movements in this collection refers to a particular sculpture by the American artist Paul Manship. The majority of the sculptures take mythological figures as their subjects, and Manship’s depictions combine a beautiful sense of fluid motion with elements of the aesthetics and techniques of earlier periods. I have tried to reflect elements both of the specific details of the sculptures and their related mythologies and of the overarching sense of motion throughout these miniatures.