I have always been drawn to innovative processes of image making, and to new visual experience. I create dimensional lenticular constructs as interactive spaces in which the boundaries of the static picture plane are broken and transformed, and which contain continuously changing light, atmospheres, and movement.
Over the years, my work has taken several paths: memory explorations, which transform human documents, such as old photographs and daily life trivia, into dimensional still life meditations on history and immediacy; fantastic transformations of banal objects; and abstract conceptual explorations of strata, light, and movement.
In my creative process, every image begins as a carefully orchestrated still life installation. I photograph it from several angles, merge those espials into a single image, digitally remake the image, and finally, with the help of a lenticular lens, transform it into a dimensional lenticular construct which relies on the sensory participation of the viewer to be brought to life. Lenticular art, like live theater, never repeats itself. The slightest change of the viewing angle or the light allows for indefinite possibilities of aesthetic discovery.
Jeff Combs, MFA