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Holographic miniature exhibited to acclaim
- Published 19th October 2013
Society member and internationally respected holographer and artist Rob Munday has created the world's first 24 carat gold holographic portrait miniature of Her Majesty the Queen. The hologram is composed of nickel, an inert metal which is extracted from the cores of meteorites that bombarded the earth millions of years ago, covered with pure 24 carat gold by vacuum deposition.
Measuring just 25 x 32mm it was described by the Royal Miniature Society as 'extraordinary and spellbinding'. It had its inaugural public showing at the Royal Miniature Society's annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, and remains on view until 27 October. Admission is free.
Munday created the first and only official holographic portrait of Her Majesty the Queen. The project was a joint and equal collaborative project between Munday and graphic designer and artist, Chris Levine. It was commissioned by The Jersey Heritage Trust, on behalf of the States of Jersey. Equanimity a large-format 3D lenticular version of the final work hangs in Jersey's Mont Orgueil Castle and a smaller version is on display at London's National Portrait Gallery.
Munday was also commissioned by the States of Jersey to created a minitaure holographic version of the portrait for use on its stamps as part of the Island's commemoration of the Queen's diamond jubilee. Read more at Munday's website: www.rob-munday.com.