Site plan view... as seen from straight overhead. Click on image for larger view.

“Not Parallel” 
© Stuart Williams 2018. All rights reserved. 
Southern California Desert (300 meters x 200 meters)
PROPOSED PROJECT

Altered Perspective:
Assumptions and expectations of perspective are altered here in unfamiliar and surprising ways. Five 300 meter lengths of white PVC pipe run across the desert floor, elevated slightly above the surface. In plan, they are not parallel, but are instead arranged in a fan-like, radiating formation. At twilight, the installation becomes luminous. Solar powered LED “rope” lighting runs along the length of each of the five legs. 
View looking North. From this vantage point the 5 lengths of the array appear to be longer than they actually are. Because they are not parallel, but are installed in a fan-like formation, the actual distance between them progressively decreases as they recede into the distance. This creates an "exaggerated and misleading" perspective causing them to appear to run much farther into the distance than they really do.
View looking South. From this opposite vantage point, the five lengths of PVC pipe appear to be misleadingly shorter than they truly are.
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