Meredith James

Far from this setting in which I now find myself, 2014, wood, latex paint, and metal, 12 x 24 x 12 feet. Installation at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY. http://farfromthissetting.tumblr.com

Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself

This sculpture is an optical illusion called an Ames Room. An Ames Room is a three-walled trapezoidal room built with a false perspective so it appears square and regular from one viewpoint while people inside the room seem to be different sizes depending on where they stand.
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself

Camera viewfinder.
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself

Park visitors photographed through the viewfinder.
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself

Park visitors photographed through the viewfinder during the Socrates Halloween Party.
Meredith James Far from this setting in which I now find myself