Behind the Scenes: Devorah Sperber

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New York artist Devorah Sperber works with assistants and art handlers to install After The Last Supper, one of her multi-colored thread-spool installations at the Brooklyn Museum.

Using spools of thread, Sperber creates a pixilated, three-dimensional, inverted image of a masterpiece, which appears as a colorful abstract to the naked eye. Once viewed with an optical device, however, the work becomes immediately recognizable as the famous painting, a full-scale recreation of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Sperber deconstructs familiar images so that the brain can reconstruct them.

The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber
January 26–May 6, 2007