The Long Run (Kids)

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt). Drawing without Paper 84/25 and 84/26. 1984 and 1987 100

Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt). _Drawing without Paper 84/25 and 84/26_1984 and 1987. Enamel on wood and stainless steel wire. 23 5/8 x 34 5/8 x 16 3/4" (60 x 88 x 40 cm). Gift of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in honor of Susan and Glenn Lowry

NARRATOR: Check out all these twisting and turning wires. Point to one wire with your finger, and then follow it along, through the air, until you get to the end. What do the wires and rods make you think of?

JOAN JONAS: I’m Joan Jonas. I’m an artist. Some of them look like scribbles and some of them were geometric. This is interesting with these two bars—you think of different things. You think of two tight ropes, two ropes and figures falling around the ropes. Falling off, resting. It's very delicate and it's unusual.

NARRATOR: The artist Gego made this with two pieces of painted wood and scraps of wire left over from making other artworks. The title of this one is Drawing Without Paper.

JOAN JONAS: It's drawing in space. It's a three-dimensional drawing in space with different weights of wire. She's constructed three-dimensional scribbles out of wire. It looks like she drew the piece as she was working.

NARRATOR: How do you think this artwork is similar to a drawing? How is it different from a drawing? Talk to someone you came with and see what they think. When you get home, see if you can find materials around the house to make your own drawing in space.

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