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Una Hanbury, Isadora Reflected

On view in the East Garden

sculpture garden 2020

Una Hanbury
1908 Middlesex, England – 1990 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Isadora Reflected
1988
bronze
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1985 General Obligation Bonds
PC1988.16.1

The figure in Isadora Reflected refers to the early 20th-century dancer Isadora Duncan. Duncan was famous for breaking away from conventional dance traditions such as ballet and performing dance that involved impulsive and intuitive natural movements. She was well-known for performing without shoes and wearing her preferred costume—a Greek tunic. Both Duncan and sculptor, Una Hanbury’s dynamism are evident in Isadora Reflected. Hanbury once stated, “I am interested in life and movement, in dance and music, in joy and celebration.”