Cubic Space Division
A Postage Stamp Image
This picture is composed of approximately 2800 used postage stamps which are available in a huge range of colours and designs.. The stamp colours are not altered and post marks are still visible on close observation. This picture was created on quality deep edge canvas. It is not framed and should not be displayed in direct sunlight although all canvases are varnished twice and have a coat of U.V. protection.
Cubic Space Division is inspired by a lithograph by M. C. Escher. In 1952 Escher was making particular explorations into perspective. He had been interested in a pen drawing (1549) by Albrecht Durer showing the artist demonstrating certain principles of perspective looking through a sheet of glass while sketching the portrait of a male model on to the glass. Escher experimented making a drawing of different sized cubes being linked by square rods (rather like scaffolding at a building construction site). From his drawing he developed the idea further in a black and white lithographic point. I have taken the idea further still adding colour, the mixture of which takes the eye through the structure into space beyond the objects adding tonally another dimension of perspective.
Dimensions80cm x 100cm x 1.5cm
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