Homage to Misty Copeland
30 x 30 x 8 in.
Molded fabric on stretched canvas, acrylic paint
Available through the artist

Dancing figures seemingly spring from the canvas in Gina Klawitter’s sculptural paintings. Her unique art process involves quickly swirling and hardening fabric over a live, posed model, instantly removing, then painting the structure to enhance its lifelike illusion of motion and energy.

Gina was moved to create Homage by the story of Misty Copeland, who was introduced to ballet at a Girls Club at the late age of 13. She endeavored to become the first black principal dancer at a major dance company, the American Ballet Theatre. “Misty inspires me and countless other artists to never give up on our artistic passions and pursuits, to trust in ourselves, and to always strive for excellence,” says Gina.

A long-time commissioned artist and former art and creative director, Gina Klawitter is emerging into galleries and exhibits with her innovative sculptural paintings. You can see her ongoing, rotating exhibit by appointment at Colorado Ballet’s Armstrong Center for Dance.

View more of Gina’s work and learn about upcoming shows by visiting her website, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.