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Illusions of Depth

Mike Hyrman's avatar Mike Hyrman

We have grown accustom to a cyclops, one-eyed representation of our world by way of a single lens camera and 2D images of artwork. These pieces look the same if we close one eye. The illusion I have created displays enhanced photos that have been taken from two cameras a few inches from each other. A slide show is presented on two 55" 4K TVs in portrait mode. In order to see the illusion, one needs to look into a 16" x 48" front surface mirrored viewer. The result is stunning and quite surprising. Rather than fatigue the eyes like a standard 3D display, the images actually get better the longer you look. It needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. This illusion has garnered thousands of "Wow"s since I started. This exhibit can accommodate small children and wheelchairs. I have been blessed with two good eyes. I have been surprised at the number of people close to me who can only see with one eye. One is an artist friend of mine, He sees wonderful things.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 8 feet
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 5 feet