Compounding Visions

A show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath.

The National Museum of Mathematics was delighted to present the world premiere of Compounding Visions: an exhibit by Trevor and Ryan Oakes.

In Compounding Visions, twins Ryan and Trevor Oakes demonstrated their method for creating spherically concave drawings — a technique that has been described as one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance. The artists spent four weeks creating a new concave drawing of the Flatiron Building from a vantage in Madison Square Park, using their custom curved metal easel and referencing Edward Steichen’s haunting iconic 1904 photograph of that then-freshly-built NYC landmark.

Reviews of Compounding Visions

GizmodoThis Bizarre Looking Device Lets You Draw How Your Eyes Actually See
Live ScienceDouble Vision: Twin Artists Create Curved, Lifelike Landscapes
PSFKCurved Easel Creates Drawings as Our Eyes See the World
The Huffington PostIdentical Twins Combine Art And Math In Hypnotic Exhibition

Check out the current show in MoMath’s Composite gallery at