Shadow Hop


shadowhopShadow Hop. The frog, historically a symbol of fertility because of it’s ease of reproducing itself, appears to hop around the center of the wheel. The nature of our perception is to anticipate or expect what is familiar – the gap or lapse of sensory information, a ”shadow” between glimpses in the linear progression, creates a sense of continuity.

Since 1985 Russel Busch has been an independent contractor and consultant for artists and designers

“All parts of the psyche carry shadows, and the Self, as the brightest of all the archetypes carries the darkest shadow of all– one that may or may not be reflected in mirrors.”

Esprit Jouffret’s Theory about the 4th dimension

4thEsprit Jouffret’s Theory about the 4th dimension

David Kranz. Since 1987 I have researched and worked with the stereoscopic image.

Duchamp’s “Large Glass” is based, among many other things on a philosophical concept that goes back to Plato. Jouffrets theory explained metaphorically through shadows: In our three-dimensional world a shadow is two dimensional, so a shadow thrown by a figure from a four-dimensional world would be three dimensional in our world. “Everything that has a three-dimensional shape is a projection of our world from a four-dimensional world, and my bride, for example, is a three-dimensional projection of a four-dimensional bride. Okay. Since it’s in glass it’s flat, because my bride is a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional Bride, which also is a four-dimensional projection of the bride’s three-dimensional world. ”
Marcel Duchamp

(From my unpublished book on the subject)




Wes Heiss is a visual artist and designer whose work explores humanities relationship with technology.

This is an old technology that, because it’s so simple, never gets old. A collection of different transparencies can be moved over the surface to create a short looping animation with a 3D quality to it. It requires being active and in the present to see them.