Polar transformation 2
A further feature of polar transformal art is that the larger the distance between the defining lines of the conic sections the more abstract the painting appears from all distances, and this is clear from the paintings above. The first is a naturalistic painting of the Old Colonial House in Wellington in New Zealand. The second is a polar painting of the same subject based on a fine, sinusoidally varying, radial field centred on the right upper third point of the substrate. It exhibits a feature of polar transformal art, that is, it is more abstract when seen close up, when the defining lines of the conic section are more apparent, and more illustrative when seen from a distance as the picture elements blend into one another. In the third, where the defining lines of the conic section, centred as before, follow a geometric progression and become more widely spaced than in the previous painting, the painting is more abstract.