Light Pond and the secret garden, 2014
30 x 30" each
Charles Dana Building, Floor 3
Betsy Connors is a photographer, video artist, and holographic artist. She is a Fellow of MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies and a Lecturer in Art Holography at MIT's Media Lab. Connors designed and co-curated the MIT Museum's Holography Exhibit.
Connors received a Masters in Holography from MIT and a certificate from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France. She has received numerous awards including Foundation Fellowships and artist in Residence awards from MIT, Syracuse University, Polaroid Corporation, AT & T, and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio. She has been included in numerous one woman and group exhibits. Connors has published extensively on holographic art and has taught holography at Tufts University, MIT, NYU, Texas A & M University, the Whitney Museum, Polaroid Corporation, and many other institutions.
Light Pond and the secret garden was commissioned by the Friends of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and made possible by a generous gift of the Linde Family Foundation. Children and adults alike are attracted to the magic of holographic images made of light floating in space.
This magnificent transmission hologram with interactive elements features a triptych of windows with images of pond scenes, leaves, and fish. The nine masters and three finished color holograms were produced at the Ohio State University holography laboratories and the artist's New England laboratory respectively. Since these were the largest masters ever created at OSU, special tanks were built to process the film and the artist's lab rebuilt to accommodate finishing.