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Time Squared

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Orr, Edwina
Date made: 1981
Materials: reflection hologram; glass
Measurements: 15 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in x 17 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Classification: holograms

Large, hollow, gray metal cube, the bottom of which is screwed to a black metal frame, to allow for mounting on a wall; square area is cut out of top of cube, to expose a glass plate hologram which is adhered on the underside of the top of cube; hologram shows a 3 X 3 checkerboard pattern; in each square is a bulls'-eye-like series of concentric circles; as viewer moves, the circles within circles appear to rotate and move; a small cube is visible in some of the 9 square spaces; greenish-blue image.

Hologram made using interferometry - a holographic technique that makes visible what is normally invisible in that it compares, in time, the object in its normal state and the object after it has undergone some minute change such as heat, pressure, vibration, etc. The hologram made as part of series of investigations into real time interferometry during an Artist in Residence Award at the Museum of Holography in New York, hence the title "Time Squared." Please note that due to the unique challenges of holography as a medium, high-resolution digital images are not available for most items in the holography collection. Please contact us for more information on reproducing images of holograms.