Making Waves

Nancy Holt
Ink on paper
8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)

In this 1972 concrete poem, Holt charts the presence of three different "selves" throughout her day: "feminist," "artist," and "mystic." In this work we catch a glimpse into Holt's character and and the intersection these three elements of herself.   The three self-reflections begin their shifting rolls near 4 A.M. and converge back into a single line again at 10 P.M. Holt's characteristic method of thinking in systems to make the invisible tangible is at the core of Making Waves.

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