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The triangular shapes in this drawing recall the wedges of fat and felt the artist was using in his sculptures during the same period. The drawing may be a sketch for a particular sculpture or a way of experimenting with ideas for the composition of a piece. The upright triangular elements are balanced by the curved section at the top of the page. Two of the triangles have a line between them – this may represent a metal rod as Beuys used metal (particularly copper) in his sculptures because its conductivity counteracted the insulating powers of felt or fat.