Embroidered Motion August 05 2015

Embroidered Zoetrope from Elliot Schultz on Vimeo.

Zoetropes were the first animations done before cartoons. They were first made in 1834 by William George Horner. They looked like a drum that you spin, and look through the side of the drum to reveal a looping animation. Elliot Schultz applied the same concept with embroidery. Elliot says this about his work:

"Early pioneers of the art form experimented with the combination of hand drawn animation and live action performances, demonstrating the natural inclusiveness of animation which invites a wide variety of media to be used in the creation process."

Zoetropes are making a comeback in art with different medium. Maybe you could make a paper Zoetrope, or draw your own!

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