La Mariposa Rouge
Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 2″
Media: optically altered photo under light deflecting lens
Edition: ed. 25
Ann Weiner’s technological interventions into digital photography expand the possibilities of how images are seen. Weiner begins her process by manipulating images of figures and the natural world, isolating the core content of the picture and running it through filters. Weiner then places these images under lenticular lenses, a technology used for 3D displays that gives images the illusion of depth. Different components of the photographs fall into and out of view, depending on the angle from which they are viewed, and unlike holographs, these images can be viewed in any kind of light. Weiner’s optical reconfigurations subvert the false objectivity of photography, making the act of looking a subjective and environmentally specific experience.
Her artworks have been featured at the Midwest Museum of American Art as well as the Anderson Fine Art Center, The Berkshire Museum, and Salisbury University.