Mel BochnerSkeleton (Skew)
30 x 50 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
In 1978 Mel Bochner began a series of "skeleton" drawings in which the outlines of primary shapes were interconnected to create complex, indeterminate forms that seem to expand over a large, horizontal space. Skeleton (Skew) is one of the most highly developed drawings of this series. The shifting and lightly erased lines create complex webs that animate the forms with a sense of time and organic locomotion.