To design the Kinetic Print, I started off by collecting different images of sculptures by Alexander Calder, including Calder's Circus, a simple yet elaborate troupe of miniature circus figures that introduced the concept of kineticism to the art world in the 1930s.
I wanted to capture that same motion in a textile print without being too literal. Intrigued by dance as an embodiment of motion, I tried a few different sketching and ink painting techniques, eventually breaking the figures down into spontaneous contour lines - "stick man" style. To play with dimensions, the print is reduced into pure black and white to give the illusion of a moving print from a distance.
Look closely - can you spot the dancing figures?