Monday, February 11, 2013
Neil Dawson is a New Zealand sculptor. His work entitled, Horizons, amazes and amuses me, that is because it is a rather large 3D sculpture thats looks like a flat 2D drawing. The piece sits on top of New Zealand’s Gibbs Farm and is best viewed at the bottom of the hill. This is because that once one gets too close the illusion is broken, as is the way with any perspective piece.
The piece is so amusing because when you think of sculpture you think about braking free from the picture plane, and being able to work in a 3D space, but this piece deliberately looks 2D. It is funny to see the opposite of the common struggle of trying to make something 2D look 3D.