The Bamboo Forest II
32” x 192” x 2”
3D Lenticular Print Media
|Mary Ann Strandell, The Bamboo Forest II, 32” x 192” x 2”, 3D Lenticular Print Media, 2016|
The Bamboo Forest IIis a 3D Lenticular Print Media Installation of four 32” x 48” wide panels. It has two premises; virtual movement of time, and embedded landscape. The pictorial plane surface is layered with abstracted linear mapping striations, and recognizable landscape images. The elongated bands of color that overlay and interweavea parralax juncture allows for a surreal sense of time and movement. The embedded landscape images were painted "on site", in the remote canyons of northern New Mexico.
Some of the images are sumi ink renderings of citrus trees from California.
These combined forms create a rhythm and patterning that moves and pulses with the viewer’s town movement in time, through the optical lens surface. This implies a mechanism or position with in The Bamboo Forest framework that is both active and passive, distant and intimate.
Lenticular print media is made of up two software programs, archival printed output lamented to an optical lens that works in sync with the software. Over 30+ layers of images are suspended and compressed into an animated visual environment with the work of optics, software, and high end printing. I began working with lenticular as a mediated and interactive painting space in 2000.