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Pixelated Sculpture At Bristol Temple Meads Train Station


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Artist Luke Jerram has designed a pixelated sculpture of his daughter Maya making use of an Xbox Kinect, aluminum sheets and much more than 5,000 colored stickers. Luke says, “From the age of 3 my daughter Maya could use an iPhone. For her the technologies was like a pencil, just one more every day device to be utilized. Born into this globe, for her, the digital revolution and the velocity of technological development is not however obvious.“

Maya is a sculpture which acts as a 3-dimensional pixilated portrait. As with a heavily pixelated 2 dimensional picture produced of squares, from a distance the sculptures can be easily read. As the viewer will get closer the object seems to fragment into cubes.

This task has stemmed from Jerram’s ongoing analysis of visual perception and optical illusions. The truth that he is colourblind has offered him a normal interest in exploring “the edges of perception”.

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