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Still Life

Major collection: Holography
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Klug, Michael A.
Date made: 1988
Materials: computer generated stereogram; glass
Measurements: 11 1/2 in x 12 in
Nomenclature: scientific
Classification: holograms

Computer-graphic scene showing 3 artificial pears, 2 artificial apples, and a large chalice-shaped container sitting on a placemat; the mat appears to break the image plane; scene is reddish or greenish, depending on angle of light; holographic image is on a smaller glass plate that is adhered to a larger glass plate; top and bottom of larger plate are protected by narrow pieces of black metal; 2 long pieces of wire come out of the top metal piece, allowing the work to be hung.

"This hologram is built up from a series of computer-generated perspective views of an imaginary scene. The impression of metallic surfaces is due largely to their reflective properties. These are approximated here by a computer-graphic method called `environmental reflectance mapping' that the Media Lab has recently adapted to holography." (from display label used during exhibition);