Daniel Rozin
Yulie, 2012
Glazed ceramic
13 x 12.5 x 1 in / 33 x 32 x 2.5 cm

A portrait of the artist’s daughter, this piece relies on surface texture to create an optical illusion of its subject. In the current installation, viewers first experience the image as unreadable when viewed frontally or when approached from the left. The sitter, Yulie, comes into focus only with distance, seen from the right, at a 45 degree angle.

A circular stamp was used to create the grid in this piece, before the clay was fired and glazed. Its soft contours are further emphasized by the grid’s optical functionality, despite its apparent man-made origin.


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