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Empire Described (work in progress)

Empire Described will take the form of a series of large format stereoscopic images of Bonsai trees integrated into 3D virtual landscapes. Each image pair will be viewed as a single 3D image using a custom designed viewer which will present the images as back-lit transparencies. This project was made possible by a fellowship from the Huntington Library in San Marino CA which allowed me to spend a month as a resident artist. After surveying 500 Bonsai trees in the Huntington’s collection I made stereoscopic photographs of 15 of them using a large format film camera. I am currently using 3D animation software to create a virtual landscape for each tree. I will integrate the 3D images of the “real” (but in their own way synthetic) trees into the virtual landscapes.

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Article from Huntington Frontiers Fall/Winter 2014...