Transmitter, 2011, acrylic on paper, 21 x 30 cm
Optics was completed alongside my Vessel series about a year ago in my East London studio. As well as the Alchemist laboratory I was also looking at optical devices such as early camera obscuras, telescopes and microscopes. The majority of these artworks and etchings were created by artists, mathematicians and architects from the Renaissance period such as Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci and Athanasius Kircher. I was also interested in the visual studies of early microscopes made by lesser known figures from the 17th and 18th Century such as Martin Frobenius Ledermüller and Louis Joblot.
Rhombus and Rectangular, 2011, acrylic on paper, 30 x 21 cm
The Golden Projector, 2011, acrylic on paper, 30 x 21 cm
Planet, 2011, acrylic on paper, 25 x 18 cm