"The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth."
David 4:11, King James Bible
(A bible verse used to substantiate the argument that the world is flat.)
When we gaze at constellations such as Orion or the Little Dipper, we see the stars as though aligned upon a flat plane, like dots on a paper. The stars are not even remotely on the same plane, of course, but instead are scattered and separated by the layers of millions of light years. All that vastness of space collapsed into two-dimensionality in just a glance. On the other hand, if we look into a mirror pointed at the sky, we see a living, moving image of infinity that defies the reflection's physical parameters of only width and length.
When we flatten out the three-dimensional or take flatness out of the two-dimensional we begin to escape the rigidity of the dimensions, blurring the distinction between them, perhaps finding new places between them, places with visions as yet unseen.
Artist’s Statement, “Flat Out”
Wm Turner Gallery, May 2010