The inspiration for the Dance Memories Series came from dance performances that I have seen.

The gestures and movements of ballet and modern dance choreography excite me. As an artist, I wanted to create collages that conveyed my impressions of particular dances. I use my drawings of abstract forms and lines on paper and photocopy these unto acetate. The final result is a collage comprised of multiple layers which are built up by overlapping the acetate copies.

My aim is to capture that sense of wonder and yearning that the ballet evokes in me.

Dance Memories
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media
Dance Memory No. 7
2003-2008
mixed media
6 x 5 inches
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media
Dance Memory No. 8
2003-2008
mixed media
12 x 9 inches
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media
Dance Memory No. 30
2003-2008
mixed media
11 x 14 inches
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media
Dance Memory No. 16
2003-2008
mixed media
14 x 11 inches
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media (double-sided 12 page accordion book)
Dance Memory No. 29 (accordion book cover)
2003-2008
mixed media (double-sided 12 page accordion book)
closed: 61/2 x 4/12 x 1 1/2 inches, open: 6 1/2 x 54 inches
Sheila McInerney  Dance Memories  mixed media (double-sided 12 page accordion book)
Dance Memory No. 29 (closeup detail of pages 1, 2, & 3)
2003-2008
mixed media (double-sided 12 page accordion book)
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