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Eye Spy

Glass + Wood Installations

2019

This installation questions perception and vision through spatial relationships and distorted imagery. Viewers walk into a dark room where they are confronted by a three-foot battuto glass plate. This plate serves as a projection surface for a camera obscura, the lens of which is focused on a room of gallery go-ers interacting. As light is processed through the camera obscura, the image is flipped. The glass plate’s curvature and carvings distort and disrupt the image. As the subjects of the projection move around, their images slide in and out of focus across battuto carvings. The perception of other people’s social interaction, facial and body language, and spatial awareness is called into question as this installation simulates the system and function of a human eye.  

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