Inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames film "Powers of Ten", all of the images in this series, which I consider to be one artwork, are each a distinct view within one shared world. Each drawing can be described as a still frame of an animated journey through 10 primary floating layers, with two subsequent background layers visible in each frame. As each framing represents a point of perspective along a line traveled, the compositions transform through consistent scaling and linear motion along the axis of the viewer's gaze.
This process is an experiment in layering which defies classical ideas of perspective and depth even while portraying patently flat surfaces. A disorienting inversion of nearness and distance have the confounding result of allowing background objects to grow proportionally with their distance, much like the disorienting experience of looking through a magnifying glass while moving it away from an object. This series is a personal response to the eponymous Charles and Ray Eames film, which portrays an inspiring but much more scientific exploration of the effects of distance and scale on our visual environment.
All works were created in 2012.
Letterpress prints printed by Smokeproof Press.