Kauffer began his first experiments with vorticism in printmaking. In Housetops and Flight, he turned his subjects into geometric forms, using the balance between black and white to flatten the picture plane and convey a sense of motion. In preparation for Flight, Kauffer described carefully and obsessively observing birds in the sky. But he was also looking to 19th-century Japanese prints, and likely drew inspiration from the print reproduced below.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 13.7 × 22.9 cm (5 3/8 in. × 9 in.) Frame H x W x D: 40.6 × 48.3 × 2.5 cm (16 × 19 × 1 in.)