The Artist Who Mistook His Subject’s Hat For A Face

Sometimes the process of blind drawing leads to epic fails. For instance, the misplacement of the man’s hat in the sketch below. I don’t remember the sequence of my pen strokes, but I did go back (in a sighted way) to re-outline the hat.  I try not to shy away from fails.

Triangle Bright Spot in Flatland Night

I was thinking about the figures in Flatland. What actually determines a shape? Is it a line? A line is by itself, is infinitely thin. A shape is not defined by a line, it has an edge, a divider between inside and outside. I don’t think the residents of Flatland would confuse a bright spot […]

Roundhouse in Flatland

Imagine the scene below squished into two dimensions. That is the world of Flatland. The manhole cover becomes a platform with the ability to swivel. Lines (or rectangles) can advance onto its surface and be rotated. If, as shown below, a rectangle is only partly on board, it can be broken apart. It’s a good […]