Mary Ross. Dance Tapestry, 1979. Cibachrome Photograph.

           Since 1978, Mary Ross has used both ballet and modern dance to provide source material and a sub-theme for her work. To convey the energy of dance, she used distortion and system "noise" from analog video processing equipment to create a sense of movement, texture and visual excitement. The image is stripped of any narrative except that supplied by the viewer’s imagination.