A Maze (With Grace)
(1975; revised 2003)
“A Maze (With Grace)” was inspired by a thought: could a free-form piece be fashioned on a play on the words “Amazing Grace?” The alternating short notes-long note rhythm of the hymn suggested grace notes, and “Amazing” suggested a maze. The resulting piece was first rendered in pen and ink, using a set of Rapidograph pens and a killer drafting table with a built-in, moveable ruler. Add a plastic right triangle, and “A Maze (With Grace)” was completed. Except: the original was drawn on a huge piece of translucent paper, and had to be printed by a laborious chemical process. The current version was computer-generated many years later, and is rendered in a more manageable size.