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Riley’s graphic work had begun to incorporate the wave motif in 1972; it would reappear periodically until 1978. This sublime and ethereal example from 1975 was published by the Galerie Beyer in Basel on the occasion of an exhibition of Riley’s work. Despite being a non-representational image, the softly undulating wave was inspired by her time spent in Cornwall as an evacuee during the Second World War. Perhaps the most intimate of the ‘Wave’ artworks, the artist chooses to isolate a fragment of the rhythm rather than allowing it to be subsumed into a larger whole, as was her usual process at the time.