Lenticulars, mandalas, and DAAPworks 2014

The journey to creating my final piece for DAAPworks 2014 was certainly not an easy one; I can honestly say that I have never worked so hard on anything in my life. So, to have one final piece reflect my four years at DAAP, I am beyond satisfied with the result:

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“The Plight of the Honeybee” Lenticular prints 7′ X 7′ (84″ X 84″)

My previous blog posts explain the process of designing my piece in Photoshop and creating the images to be used as lenticulars. Below is the culmination of process photos from that point onwards, including creating the lenses and attaching them to the panel:

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Photo (printed on normal photo paper) + lenticular lens

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Peeling back the plastic to reveal the sticky side of the lens

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Adjusting the lens to create the “flip”

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Sticking the top part of the lens to the photo paper

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Putting the lens through the press

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Perfectly stuck!

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Pile of lenticulars before being cut out

 

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My four-page checklist

 

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Beginning to attach lenticulars to the panel with duck tape (started with the outside pieces)

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Getting closer!

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Matched the red paint to the border of the mandala image

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Painted the edges of the panel

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Officially attaching the lenticulars to the panel

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My crazy studio mess

Annnnnnd after three months, it was finally finished!

Opening night of DAAPworks:

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Right after I had found out I had one the Outstanding Student Award

 

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I was thrilled to discover that I had been nominated as the Outstanding Student for the DAAP fine arts graduating class (featured on the UC website: http://daap.uc.edu/daapworks/outstandingGS.html).

I am officially graduated and cannot wait to see what comes next.

🙂