What is lenticular art?

A lenticular is a unique variety of visual art. The image that you see changes, depending on the angle from which it is viewed. For a “two-flip” lenticular image, two separate images are cut and laid down in alternating narrow strips, then laminated to a clear plastic lens to create the visual effect. As you walk past the panel you see first one image, then the other. It’s a fun and engaging way to juxtapose two contrasting images. The two images are chosen, edited, sized and cropped to complement each other.

How were the subjects chosen?

The photos for this exhibit were captured “in the field” by Nevada Arts Council folklorist Rebecca Snetselaar from 2018 through 2021. The “models” were thoughtfully chosen from folk art practitioners and cultural organizations that the Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Program has funded and documented with fieldwork and site visits over the past 30 years. Editing and image adjustment was performed by artist/photographer Krystal Ramirez, who prepared the files from which the panels were printed.

Who created the lenticular panels?

The lenticular panels were produced by Tom Saville of Big3D.com in Fresno, California. Saville has been an innovator in the lenticular graphics industry for more than 30 years and his company is recognized as one of the best in the world for production of unique large format 3-D images. Learn more about lenticular graphics and the creative process on their website here.

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