As Elizabeth Archer’s 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. Archer’s interest remains the communicative power of the