Kircher Study #1 launches a whole new body of work by Alice Palmer, which has been realised through being forced to work in a whole new way during the pandemic. Unable to go to the factory, Palmer found different ways to express herself through textile art.
Using just a needle and thread, Palmer explores the relationship of geometric lines to form three dimensional shapes. The layout of connecting points was first inspired by a graph drawn by Athanasius Kircher, a 17th century polymath. Palmer has further explored the shapes obtained and uses them in new ways to push the boundaries of textile art.
The canvas is painted in an acrylic titanium white and the black lines are made using silk yarn.
Wire at back, ready to hang.