Letterpress printed from polymer plates, vellum; Mounting boards, laser cut, biconvex lenses 34mm diameter 45mm focal lens

Edition of 15 + 5AP

During a residency at the Center for Book Arts, New York, I created a book form of stereoscopic poems, titled Cyclops, Vol.1: A Parade & 4 Dreams. Each poem, composed in a diptych format, delivers sometimes divergent versions of content as the reader’s eyes adjust to the stereoscopic viewer. The process of adjustment to the viewer turns the reader’s attention back onto their own binocular vision, a biological trait of predatory animals to perceive depth while on the hunt. In this case, the reader’s eyes end up hunting, or dissecting, a book of poems.

The work is also a reflection on reading as an immersive experience, the technological lineage of stereoscopic viewing devices, and the virtual-reality headsets now considered by many to be the future of moving-image art and entertainment.

Creative process featured in the book trailer of Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar: