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Journey through Bui-Bui
Author(s): Ana Chandler MacArthur
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Paper Abstract

In a continuation of my search for an understanding of sunlight's relationship to the health of the human organism, I created the installation A Journey Through Bui-Bui; Lifting the Purdah of Mal-Illumination. It was exhibited in 1999 at The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The entire work pivots around the image of the veil worn by Muslim women, as both content and metaphor related to the issue of the absence or presence of light in the physical body. The following paper will discuss the development of concepts and the technical progression of this recently completed large-scale mixed media work. This three-roomed installation integrated life casts of the human figure covered in veils, various sculptural elements, fiber optics, and dichromated gelatin (DCG) holograms. The DCG holographic glass objects were produced with an array of glass sculpting tools. I will also briefly discuss current work evolving out of this installation, which further explored the sculptural possibilities of glass and the coating and recording of DCG on curved surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4149, Holography 2000, (3 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402483
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Ana Chandler MacArthur, Artist (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4149:
Holography 2000
Tung H. Jeong; Werner K. Sobotka, Editor(s)

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