Longing for the distance
Ulrike Heydenreich, Germany
Museum Panorama Mesdag, Den Haag (NL)

Hulrike Heydenreich is an artist fascinated by maps and panoramic mountain landscapes. She records these vistas in drawing and objects, with collages and through folding techniques.

Regarding the illustrations, she draws 360º mountain scapes from observation (cylindrical projection), with a similar tool used by the painter Hendrik Willem to draw the famous Panorama of the village of Scheveningen on the North Sea coast, displayed in Den Haag.

Although Heydenreich’s artworks are not using any digital media, it is interesting to study how artists are using different techniques to obtain 360º pictures.

The drawings, all pencil on paper, are displayed in beautifully crafted installations.