Dance is the destruction of stillness and static. It defies the boundaries of what we thought possible in shape, movement, and display.
In this series, I tried to capture the impossibility of calling a still frame dance, because at no point can we view a dance in perfect stillness or render a dancer’s movement in a stagnant display. By jumbling pieces of the dancers and superimposing multiple images on top of each other, I seek to capture their motion and transitions- the pieces that often get lost between bigger snapshots. Also, by allowing the image to lose clarity I seek to capture the fleeting feeling of seeing something you cannot completely recall- the wisp of movement and motion that happens too quickly to be committed to memory.
Published by Nikki Raitz
Nikki Raitz is an illustrator and fine artist from Atlanta Georgia. Her colorful works crafted mainly in mixed medias focus on legendary, historical and mythological themes with an emphasis on the human figure. Her body of work includes large scale paintings, editorial illustrations, card art and children’s books. Magic in art is something that Nikki has been chasing since she was a child and this theme can be seen throughout most of her works today.
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