As Elizabeth Archers work has evolved, its central concern with the movement of the human figure has strengthened. Movement or gesture can reveal an inner state, attitude, or character; or it can be expressive of the beauty and essential rhythmic nature of motion. Sensing it is a way of identifying with the figure.
The line of the gesture is its core. It leads the artist into a study of the weights, tensions and balances of a pose and then to a deliberate construction of the planes of the movement.
Ms. Archers interest remains the communicative power of the human form.