Prosody Drawings, 1973-76
Continuous Lineage Drawings, 1973-76
Prosody Landscape Drawings, 1973-76
Leonardo Perspective Drawings, 1976
For Prosody Drawings, the thick emulsion records only the scansion marks ( ̆) and (/) of the poems referred to in the title. In prosody/landscape Henry records the visual scene outside his window in terms of scansion marks, translating a visual image into the elements of poetic analysis. The viscosity of the emulsion meant that scissors were needed to cut it, and so like contour drawing, all the movements of artist’s the hand are recorded on the Plexiglas. By putting the media behind the support surface, Henry again works to break down the divide between background and foreground, media and support.