Peter Trevelyan

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1973

survey #4

  • Purchased 2014
  • 0.5mm mechanical pencil leads
  • 300 x 6000 x 600mm
  • 2014/061
  • 2013-2014

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)