Thomas Dahlberg

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Baltimore, MD

I make dioramas with parallactic illusions. Simply put, as you move, their compositions change. Using foam board, yarn, and Mylar, I construct chambered objects and paint their facets with polygons derived from linear perspective. These two-dimensional shapes straddle multiple planes, exposing the slippage between actual space and perspectival illusion. I am interested in this real but hard to fathom boundary between spatial conceptualization and orientation.