Small scale studies_1

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2009, Seven pencil drawings on paper, 40 x 40 cm each

Guided by the methodology of microhistory which studies the past on a very small scale, I use drawing as a tool for transcribing span-sized sections of specific locations. These 1:1 micro-topographical pebble landscapes are governed by a principle of positional randomness and not by one of composition. A precarious mosaic, each drawing is a fragment of a bigger spatial ensemble, not graspable in a single image. The seven variations on an identical subject drawn each time from a minimally different point of view reflect on the role of the individual perception in understanding and interpreting the surrounding environment.