The repetition of abstract shapes and colours in this silkscreen print relate to Michael Kidner’s fascination with wave theory. A pioneer of Op Art in the 1960s, Kidner used systemic structures to explore optical effects in his paintings, prints and sculptures.
Kidner grouped this print with works produced between 1967-9 that he described as ‘Series’. These works use similar repeated curved and linear forms, which Kidner related to wavelengths:
‘To regard the wave as a measure of length, its wavelength had to be frozen, but this did not accord with my feeling that space is in constant movement. Series seemed one way to consider the effect that time and change would have on the relationship between neighbouring objects.’ 
Lisa Newby, June 2022
 https://www.michaelkidner.com/selected-works/series/. Accessed June 2022.
In October 1984, the University of East Anglia accepted a planned bequest from Joyce and Michael Morris (UEA Alumni). Michael died in 2009 and Joyce in December 2014 when the couple's wishes were implemented.
Not on display
Artist/Maker: Michael Kidner
Object Type: Print
Accession Number: 31605
Historic Period: 20th century
Credit Line: Bequeathed by Joyce and Michael Morris, 2014