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MAROONED MEDIUM

MAROONED MEDIUM MAROONED MEDIUM

1977

11” x 14”

Laser transmission hologram

Silver halide on glass Gift of the artist

Exhibition catalogue, 1978
Surry Arts Centre,
British Columbia.

Gary commented: “Here's some history on the piece. I made it in 1977 at the age of 23. That was about a year after making my first hologram which was in April 1976.

The image was my prediction of the coming death of regular still and movie photography, being replaced, of course, by holography. I was totally wrong but it was still the early days of holography and many of us holographers back then liked to think the medium would progress quickly into something really amazing. By early 1978 I'd started working with dichromate. I wanted to use it for making brighter reflection art pieces but I was going broke buying equipment. By mid 1979 I'd worked out my own dichromate process and I started selling dichro discs to help pay for the equipment. The idea was still so I could continue making artistic pieces. The demand for the discs was instant (thanks a lot to Posy Jackson at the MOH) and I was quickly swamped with orders for dichromate's. 22 years later in 2001 demand finally ceased. I never did get back into artistic holography.”

 

Gary Cullen

Taken in 1985 at Holocrafts lab (early configuration), by Richard West.

 

The Holography of Gary Cullen - Holocrafts - 3D video by Al Razutis © Al Razutis

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