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Ames Chair
(vision - perspective, size & distance, expectation)

This exhibit allows visitors to view perspective in two ways. From the front viewing holes, you see three identical chairs made by the apparent placement of fine threads. Each set of threads makes an identical image in your eye. When viewed from the top, however, you can see that the threads don't form chairs, but an intricate, disconnected maze.

Exhibit Specs
50"w X 40"h X 64"d
200 lbs.
 
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Ames Chair 1
600 X 400 JPEG | 41k
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Ames Chair 2
334 X 450 JPEG | 26k
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