Thursday, July 12, 2007
My original idea for this design was based on the Henri Matisse painting The Dance in which the figures are holding hands and dancing in a circle. On this t-shirt the dancers are continued on the back of the shirt to complete the circle. Matisse was inspired by images on Greek vases and peasant dances as well as African sculpture. It is a universal image that speaks to a lot of people on different levels. My stick figures are primitive and that seems to work just fine with this sort of design. As an aside, for years my partner thought the second figure from the left had a funny pony tail sticking up from the top of its head--"hey", I said, a little hurt, "that's an arm!" There you have it. Primitive. It has been one of our most successful designs.
Posted by Timothy Hunt