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Arrival (in the negative)

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This drawing is another perspective experiment depicting a vast artificial structure in space over which a spacecraft is hovering. This drawing is a redrawing of “Horizon” with only one plane. The plane is situated so that we can see the lower edge receding into darkness below. This is the inverse of the original image “Arrival.” As is the case with “Inner Station” , I prefer the darker , negative version of the image. This image looks almost fluorescent and resembles a lithograph or copper etching.

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This drawing is another perspective experiment depicting a vast artificial structure in space over which a spacecraft is hovering. This drawing is a redrawing of “Horizon” with only one plane. The plane is situated so that we can see the lower edge receding into darkness below. The plane has a channel with three small portals of unknown purpose. However, the fact that the craft is situated directly above implies a significance to this detail. I resuse components from other drawings in new works and here the spacecraft is nearly identical to the one depicted in “Horizon” and “Inner Station”, with a few refinements. The “sky” is created by using the smallest possible pattern of cross-hatching. I used this technique in “Rendezvous” but in that drawing I made the mistake of first drawing a checkerboard framework for alignment of the line fill. This left a distinct undesirable artifact. In “Arrival” I avoided this problem by drawing the entire fill pattern freehand with no alignment grid.

Arrival is a 14″x17″ pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. After creating an initial drawing concept in pencil, I drew all of the detail with ink. All shapes are drawn completely freehand. This drawing is available in 8×10, 11×14, and 16×20 archival quality prints. The 16×20 print has the same dimensions as the original drawing, just printed on slightly larger paper.

 

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8×10 Archival Print, 11×14 Archival Print, 16×20 Archival Print

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