Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1960

Untitled by Beverly Pepper, 1960

Photo by Chuck Heiney

One of the elements that encouraged a more abstracted approach to work for was a change in Beverly Pepper's drawing techniques in 1960. Rather than drawing with pen and ink in a traditional manner, she began to draw with sticks and the ink bottle stopper. Such instruments opened her forms, and small strokes gave way to more powerful gestures. 

Beverly Pepper, Untitled, 1960. Ink on paper, 12 ¾ x 9 ¼ inches. Gift of the artist. ©Beverly Pepper