I am terrible at art and have always been so, partly due to serious lack of talent and partly due to having had no training at all. The art classes we had in elementary school back in Sri Lanka were viewed largely as fun time where we drew whatever we liked and got almost no feedback on how to make it better. This ignorance of art has not prevented me from having an immense respect for the abilities of artists and their fertile imaginations.
Recently, I received an informal lesson on two-point and three-point perspective that shows how to represent what I see, so that distant and near objects are realistically portrayed. Hence I was intrigued by this 3D piece of artwork by Patrick Hughes on display at the Birmingham Art Gallery that inverts normal perspective by making the part closest to you appear to be the farthest away and vice versa, something known as ‘Reverspective’. Very clever.