Curved Easel Creates Drawings As Our Eyes See The World
This curved device allows a pair of artists to create perfectly proportioned works with nothing but their own eyes.
Twin artists, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, have combined their knowledge of the human eye with art to offer a new perspective on visual representation. Like the great artists of the Renaissance, the Oakes twins have experimented with traditional techniques and innovative thinking to devise a revolutionary tool that produces accurately scaled artwork: the concave easel.
The ingenious, curving design of the easel mimics our spherical vision, thereby preventing the distortions that occur with flat drawings. There is also a head-stabilizing device that helps keep the head focused in one spot for extended periods of time. However, the real secret to the easel’s success lies in the twins’ understanding of optical doubling.