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Perspective in Visual Arts

In the spring of 2023, I was honored to be part of the Tedx Vail Youth presentation on Perspective.


“Perspective” has two definitions; one emotional and one is rules-based.  Both the emotional viewpoint of art and the rules are covered in this short video. Learn my shortcut for applying the Golden Ratio to create perspective lines and focal points.



Here is the actual painting entitled "Perspective" it is 72"x40" on four panels with an overlay of how to use the Golden Ratio to find perspective lines and the focal point.


I am humbled by the description of my Tedx Talk, compliments of the TedX team and leader Kat Haber.


"Embark on a thought-provoking journey into the world of art, where the invisible canvas comes alive and the boundaries of perception are shattered. Delve into the fascinating realms of vanishing point, color, and perspective, unearthing the profound impact they have on the way we perceive and interact with art.


Margo unravels the secrets of the vanishing point-a powerful tool that unlocks infinite depth and dimension within a two-dimensional space. Discover how artists strategically employ this concept to create breathtaking masterpieces that transcend. Witness firsthand how a single point on the horizon can transform a mere drawing into a gateway to other worlds, pulling us into a realm where imagination reigns supreme.


But what about color? Be awestruck as we explore the captivating dance between pigments and perception. Dive into the science behind color theory and uncover the remarkable ways in which hues can evoke emotions, alter moods, and breathe life into artistic expressions. Margo leaves an indelible mark on our perception of the world.

Venture further into the realm of perspective and witness the magic unfold.


Discover how the careful manipulation of angles and viewpoints can transport us to new realms of understanding. Artists harness the power of perspective to invite us into their artistic narratives. Delve into the profound impact that art, vanishing points, color, and perspective have on our lives. Question the boundaries of perception and challenge the limitations of your own perspective.


Immerse yourself in a world where art becomes a gateway to untold possibilities.

Are you ready to unleash your imagination?

Embrace the power of perspective in art.


This talk was given at a TED event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https:// www.ted.com/tedx"

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