Artist Luke Jerram has designed a pixelated sculpture of his daughter Maya making use of an Xbox Kinect, aluminum sheets and much more than 5,000 colored stickers. Luke says, “From the age of 3 my daughter Maya could use an iPhone. For her the technologies was like a pencil, just yet another everyday tool to be employed. Born into this world, for her, the digital revolution and the speed of technological improvement is not however apparent.“
Maya is a sculpture which acts as a 3-dimensional pixilated portrait. As with a heavily pixelated two dimensional image produced of squares, from a distance the sculptures can be easily read. As the viewer gets closer the object appears to fragment into cubes.
This project has stemmed from Jerram’s ongoing research of visual perception and optical illusions. The truth that he is colourblind has given him a natural interest in exploring “the edges of perception”.