Charlemagne

Charlemagne

Charlemagne

acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″

This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the basilica built by Charlemagne, the Aachen Cathedral in Germany.
It is a large mixed media on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn as if faceted, as the vaults of the ceilings in the space were built.
These drawings are first layered digitally, because many of the hand-drawn floorplans vary. Then I project the image to get a general proportion that is interesting to human scale, then I measure and draw all of the geometric shapes from center points.

The paper hangs from binder clips with wood strips to support paper at top and bottom.