Victoria Crater, Mars (2015)
Scale/Scape Light Panel series #4
24" x 32" x 3"
Wenge hardwood, stained plywood, LED illumination, acrylic, metal hardware
Scale/Scape Natural Light series #4b
22" x 24" x 1/8"
Lasercut matte board
An investigation into the thresholds of human perception and the history of halftone printing techniques. Images from microscopic and telescopic scales are transformed into light patterns formed by thousands of dots of different sizes. Custom software translates pixel clusters into laser-cut holes of different sizes, and strangely when the image is more blurred, it becomes more recognizable. Some pieces are blurred from distance and the weakness of human vision; and some are optically blurred with raised translucent diffusion panels.
This piece was also made in lasercut matte board designed for hanging in a window to take advantage of natural light. The background can be seen through the image, creating a layered effect depending on the viewer's eye focal point.
(Image source credit: NASA/JPL)