Crop is a six piece light installation which consists of different size lightboxes with representations of giant plants trapped inside. All ‘crops’ are taken from a single image that is divided into multiple frames. When one stands straight in front of the piece all frames together take shape as a whole, but when one circles around, the images stand autonomously, playing with the eye and it’s perception.
The larger than life scaled leaves provoke a sense of realness by pushing themselves towards the glass, creating illusional depth inside the box. When the light changes in the room, the eye adjusts to it, changing the atmosphere in each individual box and the space itself. The work plays with the human condition that is attracted to natural experiences, although it be artificial.
Installation view at Bergarde Galleries, 2017
Photography Pim Top