Have you read a book about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland being a child? I am sure that the answer is ‘yes’, for some of us it was a favorite story. Many times we tried to imagine what the Wonderland can look like. It’s unbelievable, but it seems like Rorik Smith was the lucky one who managed to cross the boundaries of the material world and peep into this illusory country.
Rorik Smith is a gifted creative artist from Northern Wales, working on visual problems solving. He creates his queer unique artworks without any digital processing; his tools are simple graphite pencils. We refer his graphics as ‘polyhedral panoramic drawings’ and they are really able to disorient our mind. We’ve got used to perceive certain axis, planes and perspectives, distortion of which leads to complete confusion and incomprehension. Smith’s technique is a kind of challenge to our conservative perception incapable to step away from common standards. His drawings look like optical illusions for regular viewers, which is normal as when something is behind the edge of mental ability, our tangled mind generates them instead of reality.
The artist skillfully plays with perspectives, distorts the axis, seamlessly matches vertical and horizontal planes which results in mind bending experience for the audience. Moreover, his artworks are extremely accurate and detailed, if you fold the drawing in particular way, a three-dimensional picture becomes clearly visible.
Below we’ve posted several giddy, hairy ‘polyhedral panoramic drawings’, created manually by the genius artist, able to turn your conscience upside-down. View them and get to know what Wonderland is like!
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Marine Terrace Rorik Smith
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Library, Corporation Street Rorik Smith
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Ex Libris Old College Rorik Smith
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Studio, West Classroom Rorik Smith