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Green Tomatoes

GREEN TOMATOES is an exhibit dealing with the brain's amazing ability to provide additional information to fill in deficient perceptual cues. The visitor stares at a still life picture through a green filter and sees the photo in full color. The picture is actually a combination of two black and white transparencies, one illuminated with white light and taken through a green filter and another illuminated with monochromatic yellow light which was originally taken with a red filter. Our tranparancies are 38x24 inches and were donated to the museum. The explanation of why the visitor sees the picture in full color is very complicated and will not be discussed here (the reason is only a theory anyway!).