Review of "Devorah Sperber: Mirror Universe "
at Caren Golden Fine Art
March 20- April 26, 2008

March 24, 2008

Dangly Trek mosaic art
Posted by Cory Doctorow, March 24, 2008 5:00 AM

Artist Devorah Sperber's "Mirror Universe" show opened last week at Caren Golden Fine Art in New York -- it features giant pixellated mosaics of scenes from the Star Trek franchise, including this "mid-transporter-beam" looking Kirk curtain:

Kirk Beaming In, 2007-08, by Devorah Sperber, New York City

For some of the pieces, Sperber used spools of thread to create photomosaics of Trek characters. A 47 x 37.5 x 60-inch portrait of Spock took 1,200 spools to make; a stainless steel ball is required to see the piece right side up. Sperber also threaded together TNG's Holodeck (using 9,600 spools) and the Enterprise bridge (5,822 spools).

To re-create the look of being beamed up, Sperber used semi-translucent beads to thread the standing characters into shape. The image of Captain Kirk (pictured) uses 25,000 plastic beads strung onto monofilament.

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