"I have tried to capture, those exquisite moments of perfection when dancers and their music come together with great choreography to produce timeless inter-generational treasures of fine art ... The quest is to imbue each figure with an independent spirit, implied movements and capture the essence of dance in bronze because I believe, that sculpture in the hands of a Master, should speak directly to the Soul of Man as do the most moving words of Shakespeare of the most tender notes of Mozart."
"What Degas Might Have Done" by Peter Hastings Falk
"This essay proposes that if Degas is accepted as the Master Painter of Dance, specifically ballet, then, The Undisputed Master Sculptor of Dance is Sterett-Gittings Kelsey"
This quote is from an in-depth comparative treatise on the bronze sculptures of Degas, Kelsey and other Master Sculptors of Dance. Peter Hastings Falk is the leading Fine Art Appraiser, Art Critic, Art Historian and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ArtNet.com ArtPrice.com and AskArt.com and Who was Who in American Art ( His treatise is posted in its entirety above.)
File # #205
Bronze Dance and Ballet Sculpture
Roxbury Fine Art Gallery in Roxbury CT.