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Bicycle No. 7 [Number 7] [# 7]
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Boyd, Patrick
Date made: 1987
Materials: reflection hologram; glass
Measurements: 8 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Clear glass hologram set atop a sepia-toned, black-and-white photograph of an urban city street; multiple-exposure shows 7 different green images of a man riding a bicycle; when viewer moves correctly, the man appears to ride across the street (appearing in the center of the hologram); after crossing the street, he turns and ride up the sidewalk in the foreground (finishing in the lower left corner of the hologram); good effect, but difficult to view correctly; if one is hand-holding the hologram, it can be turned so that one sees the man ride one image at a time; when the work is hung, it is difficult to gain the same effect, as different exposures appear at the same time.
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