These delicately intricate “built drawings” by Peter Trevelyan are made with graphite rods of the type used in mechanical pencils.
About his work:
An investigation of the role of drawing is at the heart of his work.
As he has said: “A drawing is a plan, a preliminary visualisation of something to be undertaken in the physical world. Drawing is an ancient technology, a system for postulating, organising and mapping information about the physical world and manipulating it in order to change or affect that world.”
Patient careful craftsmanship, the slow meticulous creation of form through the assemblage of repeated elements and an interest in the architecture of space are also characteristics of his elegant, refined works, which speak to the world’s structures but also to fragility and ethereality - both practically and metaphorically.
Forged from in his interest in the history of mathematics Trevelyan’s pieces, large and tiny, transit possibilities from antiquity through utopian architecture to future focused nanotechnology.