No matter the venue, the accepted rule of thumb is that a painting
should always be hung just above eye level. As a result, many artists
create paintings with this point of view. Louisiana artist Mitchell Long
seeks to subvert this expectation by manipulating vantage points in his
paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, and interiors. He often makes the
horizon line loom low or stretch high, or manipulates the picture plane
so that viewers feel small—or as though they are floating a few feet
off the ground.