A series of drawings using a variety of mechanical drawing aids.

It explores the topic of linear perspective as a method of visual representation, not as a tool to be used to enhance a depiction of reality, but as the subject matter itself. This allows consideration of the advantages and limitations of linear perspective from the contemporary point of view.

Both the use of multiple vanishing points and the deliberate choice not to represent a particular object or scene go against the traditional approach developed in the Renaissance period. Despite this the works can still be interpreted as a landscape as several potential horizons appear and sometimes disappear as a result of the particular grouping and spacing of the lines.

One particular mechanical aid used is a ruler, nevertheless the inevitable variation resulting from subtle changes in pressure applied and condition of the pencil, beyond the total control of the author, distinguish the work from anything similar which might be produced by entirely mechanical or electronic means.

Mechanical Vantage Points on Blue, 2021
Watercolour and coloured pencils on paper, 72 x 94 cm
Mechanical Vantage Points on Red, 2021
Watercolour and coloured pencils on paper, 72 x 96 cm

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