A Stereoscopic Pair of Oil Portraits
January 22, 2009 9:40 AM   Subscribe

A Stereoscopic Pair of Oil Portraits
This is my semi-finalist entry for the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The piece consists of a stereoscopic pair of oil portraits and a hand built viewer. When one views the paintings through the viewer, the images merge to form a 3D image much like that of an old Viewmaster toy. The subject of the portrait is writer and albinism advocate Andrew Leibs. There will be another round of judging in May, and if the piece makes the cut it will appear in the triennial competition show in the fall of '09.
posted by Toecutter (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by urbanwhaleshark on February 13, 2009: A Stereoscopic Pair of Oil Portraits

Good show, sir! I look forward to seeing it at the show, and it works great for me cross-eyed even without the viewing glasses.
posted by brownpau at 10:21 AM on January 22, 2009

posted by cowbellemoo at 12:56 PM on January 22, 2009

Fabulous! I hope you win.
posted by piratebowling at 1:07 PM on January 22, 2009

I'm curious as to the context or circumstances by which you chose your subject, and what (if any) statement you are making by using visual novelty to portray a blind person/blind advocate?
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:07 PM on January 22, 2009

Thanks for the question cowbellemoo :) The fact that the piece would inspire such an astute question is heartening!
posted by Toecutter at 1:33 PM on January 22, 2009

I was all like "hay wait this is making me think ARHHHH STOP IT!!!" :D
posted by cowbellemoo at 2:03 PM on January 22, 2009

I like!
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:48 PM on January 22, 2009

wow. Bravo.
posted by nickyskye at 10:39 PM on January 22, 2009

Thanks for the kind words, gang!
posted by Toecutter at 7:28 AM on January 23, 2009

posted by cjorgensen at 7:03 AM on January 27, 2009

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