5.5 x 21 inches, graphite and oil-paint stick on paper Copyright 2010, John A. Brecht, All rights reserved
This is a view from four stories above 8 West Eighth Street, in New York City, looking directly down. It is abstract in nature and is inspired by a panoramic photograph taken with my cellular telephone. I find it interesting how the 3 dimensional perspective becomes distorted because the 3 separate angles this image is comprised of (up the street, straight down and down the street) are combined on one flat plane. The media used, soft pencil and oil stick, is fun to work with.