Schematic drawing for Newton’s apple tree

in the Driftwood or Sharimiki style


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all works © Lisa Peachey 2015

Digital print on Aquarelle Arches paper (set of 3 prints)

76cm x 56cm

Edition of 5 prints plus 1 artist's proof.

Representation is often an attempt to use a short-hand to explain the world, whether through science, diagram, or myth. In the summer of 2005, the artist visited Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire, Isaac Newton’s home, and was given apples from his infamous tree (root of gravity and a slapstick myth).

The possibility of growing a bonsai from that tree is suggested in the planned schematic drawings of an artform that has its own duration. The slapstick moment that signaled the Enlightenment era is commemorated in images of the potential control of the very natural process through which the mythical inspiration occurred.