2000 Portrait lenticular prints and pin

Lenticular Printmaking: "Portrait" used in two prints Krause Studio, Marshfield Hills, MA., 2001

A 2″ square lenticular pin is being carried by the Gift Shop of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

A lenticular print is made by placing an “interlaced” image, (cut and reassembled in vertical strips), behind a sheet of plastic with a series of parallel lens or lenticules embossed into one surface. When the lens are aligned with the image, the viewer sees only one frame at a time. As the viewing angle changes, each of the images are seen in the planned sequence, creating the illusion of movement, depth or animation.

The lenticular “Portrait” was made by resizing and aligning vintage photographs of a child, a young woman and an elderly woman in Adobe Photoshop. In the software program Flip! each of the three images was treated as an animation frame and interlaced to create the composite lenticular portrait. The interlaced image was printed on Kimoto white film using the Mutoh Falcon printer and the Wasatch RIP. Using a CODA laminator, the print was aligned to a 40 lenticule per inch (lpi) lens from MicroLens and laminated. The three photographs, seen as a merging animation, create a sense of the aging process.

Originally a collage, from the series Goin Home, “Bits and Pieces”, was transformed into a lenticular print with the portrait in the upper right hand corner. In “Generations”, from the Sacred and Mundane series, the 2″ square lenticular portrait is centered in an old tin ceiling tile. “Portrait” has also been made into a 2″ square lenticular pin which is being carried by the Gift Shop of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.