Lhotka's Lenticulars: Printing Visual Phenomena
Bonny Lhotka is usually on the edge, at that point where her knowledge of technology moves into the unknown. Lhotka began her professional art career in 1972, shortly after moving to Colorado. At no time has art been her hobby or part-time interest. It has always absorbed her intellect and simultaneously inspired her creative talents. The Lhotka style is one of complexity resolved by synthesis. What began as a dual interest in water media and printmaking evolved in multi-layered abstract and semi-abstract painting/collages, often of heroic scale. Many of these pieces are now in corporate collections.
What began as a dual interest in water media and printmaking evolved in multi-layered abstract and semi-abstract painting/collages, often of heroic scale.
What is Lenticular?
Lenticular images are made of two or more interlaced source pictures. A piece of plastic with a series of parallel lenses, or lenticules that appear as ribs or bumps, is positioned over each printed image so that the plastic lenticules align with the interlace of the image and each source picture is seen separately as the viewer changes the viewing angle. Images can be made to flip, morph, zoom, animate, move, and/or appear three-dimensional.
The precision of the Roland Hi-Fi JET makes it an ideal printer for creating lenticular prints. The CMYKOG Pigmented ink set is highly saturated and archival.