Giovanni Della Portaloo , 1995  Portable toilet, glass, sailcloth   A walk-in camera obscura pays homage to Giovanni Battista Della Porta, a 16th c  Italian who was the first to write extensively about the camera obscura effect. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

Giovanni Della Portaloo, 1995

Portable toilet, glass, sailcloth


A walk-in camera obscura pays homage to Giovanni Battista Della Porta, a 16th c  Italian who was the first to write extensively about the camera obscura effect. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

 
  Mirror Box , 2009  Wood, glass, rubber  3x2x5 ft  Mirror clad panorama camera obscura (installation view Port Angeles Art Center).

Mirror Box, 2009

Wood, glass, rubber

3x2x5 ft

Mirror clad panorama camera obscura (installation view Port Angeles Art Center).

 
 
  Throw Away Camera , 1995  Wheelie bin, glass, sailcloth  Viewers see the inverted view by peering through the refuse opening. The turning pedestal allowed the viewer to swing the bin 360 degrees for an upside down panoramic view. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

Throw Away Camera, 1995

Wheelie bin, glass, sailcloth

Viewers see the inverted view by peering through the refuse opening. The turning pedestal allowed the viewer to swing the bin 360 degrees for an upside down panoramic view. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

 
 
  Log Cam , 2010  Log, glass, metal  3x1.5x5 ft  A cedar log / panoramic camera obscura; conceived in reference to the vast clearing and burning of timber in the early days of Kirkland, WA. Installation view Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA.

Log Cam, 2010

Log, glass, metal

3x1.5x5 ft

A cedar log / panoramic camera obscura; conceived in reference to the vast clearing and burning of timber in the early days of Kirkland, WA. Installation view Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA.

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  Fitting , 2016  Steel, paint, rubber, glass  Delridge Combined Sewer Overlow 169, Seattle Public Utilities and the Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA  Two water gate valves, similar to those used by SPU, have been converted into camera obscuras. The cameras are playful, interactive devices that can be swiveled for 350˚ panoramic views to invert the view and turn the neighborhood upside down.

Fitting, 2016

Steel, paint, rubber, glass

Delridge Combined Sewer Overlow 169, Seattle Public Utilities and the Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA

Two water gate valves, similar to those used by SPU, have been converted into camera obscuras. The cameras are playful, interactive devices that can be swiveled for 350˚ panoramic views to invert the view and turn the neighborhood upside down.

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  Federation Television , 1995  TV, glass  This television camera obscura  inverted the site of the Federation Day celebrations in 1901, a popular place for public media events. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

Federation Television, 1995

TV, glass

This television camera obscura  inverted the site of the Federation Day celebrations in 1901, a popular place for public media events. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

 
  Floral Views , 1995  Terracotta flowerpot, glass  Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

Floral Views, 1995

Terracotta flowerpot, glass

Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.

 
 
 
  Bird’s Eye View , 1995  Wood, glass  Located at the Duck Pond surveying the pond, birdlife and the avenue. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia 1995 with Laurence Hall.

Bird’s Eye View, 1995

Wood, glass

Located at the Duck Pond surveying the pond, birdlife and the avenue. Artful Park II,  Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia 1995 with Laurence Hall.

 
 
  Do Cam , 2006  Metal, rubber, glass  5x1x2.5ft  A panoramic camera obscura merged with a Dogi Pot. Collection of Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.

Do Cam, 2006

Metal, rubber, glass

5x1x2.5ft

A panoramic camera obscura merged with a Dogi Pot. Collection of Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA.

 
 
 
  Bagged , 2005  Paper, metal, glass  13x16x6in  A shopping bag camera obscura. Installation view Alan Klotz Gallery, NYC.

Bagged, 2005

Paper, metal, glass

13x16x6in

A shopping bag camera obscura. Installation view Alan Klotz Gallery, NYC.

 
 
 
  Libra Obscura    1944 Dictionary, glass, brass  Participants were invited to look through the device to literally turn the library upside down. Oldegaard Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Libra Obscura

1944 Dictionary, glass, brass

Participants were invited to look through the device to literally turn the library upside down. Oldegaard Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.