Artist, Heidi Pitre recently compiled a series of reels with images that will "shock and amaze" the viewer. She showed them, along with a View-Master themed painting she created, at her art gallery showing. Here is her story-
I am an artist and a product of the 60s/70s. I often reference this in my work, either through advertising logos, domestic references, clothing, furniture, and of course toys.
I recently had a solo show and I created a painting titled "Hold It Up To The Light". It soon fast became one of my favorites. Another subject in my work is a female character doing things around the house, while her male counterpart does things only to annoy her. She deeply concentrates on the task at hand, ignoring his existence. A good example of that is "Cognitive Dissonance". This all leads up to my Viewmaster project. I had an idea to create a series of photographs and have reels made out of them. They were titled "These Images Will Shock and Amaze You." All of the images were somewhat retro, depicting a guy doing nothing but nice things for the 'viewer' assuming to be female. I had a shelf specially built and painted for the show. It hung next to the Viewmaster painting. Interactive, complete with Viewers.
Good times! Thank you for making them possible. I already have another Viewmaster project on my list!"
Enjoy some of the images below...
[caption id="attachment_9864" align="aligncenter" width="432"] The View-Master painting that Pitre created titled "Hold it Up to the Light"[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_9863" align="aligncenter" width="430"] Enjoying the View, looking at Pitre's "shocking" images on the custom reel at the gallery[/caption]