Untitled, 1972

Rosemary Mayer, Untitled, 1972, Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 35.5 × 43.1 cm; framed: 42.3 × 49.7 × 2.8 cm

Drawings hold a significant place in Mayer’s oeuvre, as expressions of inspiration, meticulous studies of shape and color, as well as precise renderings of her sculptures. In this drawing, two pieces of cloth are individually wrapped and tied around wire hoops. This seemingly simplistic drawing in fact details Mayer’s close attention to details, such as how fabric falls, catches light and creates shape when manipulated.