About this work
Oil on canvas
46 x 35 in.
A population on canvas locks outlines with its inter-areas, heedless of modes and mores. Here the pendulum of appearances swings free of gravity and does not immediately return to the planet. Meanwhile, its maenads are propelled into that space we call outer, so intimately paired with inner. They carry no baggage.
—from Dorothea Tanning: Paintings. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Stephen Mazoh Gallery, 1983, p. 22.