detail091494 Barbara Morgan: Pure Energy and Neurotic Man
Barbara Morgan: Pure Energy and Neurotic Man

(1940, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, gelatin silver print),
collection of the artist's estate. Copyright © 1940, 1983 Barbara Morgan.

You’ve seen kids on Independence Day, waving
sparklers to sketch their initials on the night?
Just so, I’d like to leave a residue
of slash and glide, a trace-
form on the riled air.

Alice Fulton
from “Dance Script With Electric Ballerina”