PAUL ROBERT

Untitled (Infinity on a Stick) in progress - SVG image/print

Untitled (Infinity on a Stick)

(in progress)

This is a computer-generated vector image of a book-binders' ruler in perspective view. At the bottom of the image, the zero-point, the ruler’s increments are very close to being accurate (the first inch is almost 1 inch), but they diminish as they approach the vanishing point 36 inches above. The picture of the ruler is the length of a yard stick (36 inches), but the ruler in the picture theoretically goes to infinity. When printed on a high-resolution press, the print resolution acts as a threshold: if the increments become too close for the printer to register, every second increment is skipped until the distance between the last increment and the vanishing point is below the threshold, at which time the process stops.