The Third Dimensional Issue

In and Out, from the Side
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Detail of “3Rs”

It has been a continuing issue for me to communicate through my website the Three dimensional aspects of my art.  How can I show the depth of a piece if all I have is a two dimensional photograph.  I can encourage them to come to a show, which, obviously, I do.  But when talking about it, and showing a photo on my Android, it is difficult to convey.

I can show a piece from the side. I can show a piece in close up.

I can even show the same section strung in two different ways.  But they are still two dimensional representations of three dimensional object.  Reminds me of a drawing of a Klein Bottle.

In and Out to the Right
In and Out to the Left

So I have attempted a few experiments through a work titled “Daybreak“.

First, I thought to take a few images passing from Left to Right. I thought someone might be able to see the changes in the images.  Then I realized that two of those photographs were so close that looking at one, then the other showed changes that were difficult to see.  But putting them together reminded me of the cards for an old Holmes stereoscope my grandfather had.

Unfortunately I can not supply you with a stereoscope.  But if you can look at the photo below and cross your eyes enough to bring the two images together, you may be able to see the three dimensionality I create.  If you click on the photo below you will start a slide show for this page.  In the upper right corner you will find a close and a pause button.  Pause the slide show and see if you can bring the images together.  The resolution is higher in the slide.  Hopefully it will work for you.

Daybreak Stereoscope



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