Sunday

Termespheres - Six Point Perspectives of the World


Laura K. sent me this incredible link to the work of Dick Termes who, in the tradition of M.C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller, has the ability to create beautiful pieces of art while completely screwing with your head at the same time. Even after reading the description of the six-point perspective technique that Termes uses, my brain is still trying to wrap itself (pun intended) around the concept. This from the site:

"Imagine that you are standing inside a transparent ball suspended fifty feet above the Grand Canyon floor. You are higher than some canyon walls and lower than others. You have paints and a brush, and you begin to paint what you see on the inside surface of the ball. You paint the north face, then the east, south, and west. Finally, you paint everything visible above and below you. You move your globe to safe ground and step out to observe your paintings. Walking around the sphere, you see that you have captured the entire three dimensional landscape. In fact, you've discovered the structure of your visual experience."
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