Ever since I saw Leonardo’s bird’s eye view drawings, I’ve been fascinated by aerial views. From a high vantage point the shapes of land and cities and rivers and coastlines, and the connections between them, are revealed. The abstract shapes of buildings and the spaces between them, or shapes made by the interplay of land and water, are more important than the details. Conversely, the special qualities of a particular location are invisible or insignificant from the air but very evident when they are experienced at ground level. I wanted to be like a bird, to fly high above a place and then swoop gradually down until I could alight on a tree branch and observe places from close up. My goal is to create a hierarchy of viewpoints, worlds within worlds.