Patricia Adler


Heaven or Hell?
 Oculus is a sculpture you peer into - what you see depends on how you look at it.

Thesis: Final Project

The sculpture, Oculus, embodies the process by which our viewpoint shapes our reality.
Alternate worlds depicting extreme states of human ecstacy and misery are projected onto a neutral earthly diorama, transforming the same world into Heaven or Hell based on how the viewer’s eyes meander through the landscape.

This piece is inspired by two distinctly different sources. Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights - a triptych of Heaven, Earth, and Hell. And Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle which holds that the very act of observing a particle, on the quantum level, changes its properties.