Image: Hidden Energy - 30 - Message from Mars
(Mexico City, Mexico, 1943 - )

Hidden Energy - 30 - Message from Mars , 1999

Oil pastel with incised and scraped lines on paper
20 1/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (51.12 cm x 50.48 cm)
Gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
2009.30.32
Renouf incised lines in the paper’s surface with an etching point before adding layers of oil pastel. The artist believes her process lets loose the material’s abstract energy. She writes: “The drawing will say to me: ‘This is what I want to become,’ and the excitement is then to be very alert at each instant, to listen to the material and sense with my hand and eye when it is that the drawing’s energy and structure are the most intensely revealed.” Renouf sees connections between her drawings and nature—paper comes from the cotton plant and chalk and oil from earthen minerals.
  
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