Close Up double Vision Studies
These images are the latest studies into what is known as Close Up double Vision (Diplopia, or 'Double Vision'). They form the latest part of my Phd, which asks whether the subjective experience of visual perception can be recorded objectively for other people to see using traditional fine art materials.
Close Up double Vision occurs as a result of looking at something with two eyes simultaneously, either while the eyes are not focusing, or while looking at something too closely. This has seldom been recorded by artists (although there are some who have made great studies into this; Evan Walters, Lawrence Gowing), and was completely ignored by linear perspective and traditional photography even though it is a constantly occurring feature of visual perception. These studies focus on one of my masks, which I look at closely so that Close Up double Vision occurs. I then try to record my experience of Close Up double Vision.