May 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM ET
If we wrote about every Google doodle there was out there, it would be its own column. But today's is especially lovely, as it is a tribute to dance icon Martha Graham, whose 117th birthday falls on May 11.
It's called "Thought of You" and it's by Ryan Woodward, who worked with a dancer and choreographer from the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York to create this animated spellbinder.
He talks about the process of making the doodle in this video. It serves really as an almost 12-minute mini-bio for Woodward, who worked on "Cowboys and Aliens" and found inspiration for the doodle through the Weepies' song, "The world spins madly on." His family is also immersed in dance, so what came next was natural:
The creativity of Google doodle is constant, and we've seen — and written — about a few over the past year or so: the animated John Lennon "Imagine," the many variations of Mr. Men and Little Miss from Roger Hargreaves earlier this week and those post-Labor Day moving balls that set off all sorts of speculation at the time.