I drew this one evening using the music to drive the strokes of charcoal. I wet it and scraped back to the white highlights with a fragment of lava. While cropping the photo, I noticed the invert function that reversed black and white. The original is below.
Last week, I watched a stunning performance of the ballet “Bye” danced by Sylvie Guillem, set to this piece and choreographed by Mats Ek.
However, the image I have drawn owes more to a set of line drawings by the late painter Barbara Tate and to archival photographs of 1940s Soho. In her early 20s, Tate found employment as a maid, keeping house for a prolific and dramatic sex worker.