Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1973
- 0.5mm mechanical pencil leads
- Purchased 2014
- 300 x 6000 x 600mm
Tags: landscapes (representations), monochrome, mountains, patterns (design elements), tetrahedrons, triangles (polygons)
Peter Trevelyan’s choice of 0.5mm mechanical pencil leads as a sculptural medium, although unlikely, suggests three-dimensional drawing, thereby connecting his work to drawing’s traditionally defined role. The structure recalls topographical landforms as seen from a distance; the shipboard sketches of late-eighteenth-century European explorers. It also speaks of historical mapping systems; the recording of trigonometric points to describe geology and landforms.
(Above ground, 2015)