Accelerated Perspective II mimics the surface of the earth. It is a reorganized landscape that seeks to examine our relationship to nature, a relationship that is increasingly overpowered by a desire to believe we have control over nature. I wanted to find a visual analog for the logic of this thought process. I linked an imposed system of perspective drawing with artificial materials that represent nature and then stretched the result out into 3 dimensional space.
I used the perspective drawing rule of depth scale (the further objects are from us in space, the smaller they appear) as a device to break space into unequal, descending segments. By shifting depth scale from 2 dimensions into 3 dimensions, space seems to shrink or stretch depending on your relationship to the piece, establishing a visual analog that describes a gap between how things are and how we think things are.
The squares of gradually descending size are cut out of astroturf and knitted together with white plastic ties. These ties hold the squares together but also keep them separate. The contrast of the ties against the green of the astroturf changes as the squares get larger. There is a place where the two elements compete, but the borders of change are smooth and not readily identifiable. The shift from the reality of the natural world to the reality of how we think about it is also fluid. This shift is a product of the complex system of nature merging with the systems we have for thinking about it. Reorganizing the landscape by overtly applying a visual organizational system reveals the limitations of the system and records the limits of our thinking.