Not So Still Life Painting

We’ve all seen those creepy paintings in scary movies with the eyes that follow your every move; it looks like that technology may now possible outside of the big screen. Scott Garner, an artist from Amarillo, Texas, has created a 4-D still life painting that comes alive when the frame is tilted! He came up with the idea for an interactive still a few years ago and after a long series of trial and error decided it was possible with a Phidgets spatial sensor and Unity 3D software on a rotating mount. See Garner’s painting in action in the short video after the jump!

Scott Garner, who is currently living in Seattle, received his BFA in Design at Cornish College of the Arts. His final thesis project was an interactive installation, where portraits of famous artists could come to life by tapping them, which “explore[d] the philosophical and psychological implications of the artistic self and the human drive to create.” Be sure to check out this project on Flickr. You can also follow Garner on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Still Life from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

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