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Diffraction Stars

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Reber, Bill
Date made: 1978
Materials: white light transmission; glass
Measurements: diameter: 7 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Classification: holograms

Clear rectangular glass plate sealed between 2 round plexiglas disks, sealed around the circumference with copper tape; 3 small screws and bolts also hold the pieces together; small piece of fishing wire tied through 2 small holes at top allow the piece to be hung; a star made from 16 long overlapping triangles, with a clear hole at the center, appears on the rectangular glass plate; rainbow-colored diffraction grating patterns within the triangles caused the star to change colors when light source is moved; the star is centered within a larger but weaker snowflake-shaped pattern that also contains a diffraction grating; creator's name and date appear at bottom.

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