9. In the Sensed
"But a self by confusion, narcissism, inherence of the one who sees in what he sees, of the one who touches in what he touches, of the sensing in the sensed..." Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Eye & Mind
In response to Merleau-Ponty’s words, I created a Jacobs Ladder with lenticular prints applied onto it. I saw the form of a Jacobs Ladder reflected the overlapping sense of time reflected in Merleau-Ponty writings. On one side, the lenticular prints will show two similarly rendered young women in an intimate hug. On the other side, they are aged, in their 80s standing back to back. Using a lenticular print, the male version of the same scenario can be seen by tilting the toy handle slightly to the side. To visually compliment the shiny lenticular print, I fabricated a elastic, tactile, sensuous handle for the toy.