Parallax by Michael Erspamer is an illuminated pathway arch that consists of a welded steel substrate supporting faceted panels of wood and illuminated acrylic boxes. Each double sided waterproof panel is lit by LEDs internally and programmed to work with one another. It stands approximately 8 feet tall, 3 feet wide and spans a distance of 9 feet.
Michael Erspamer grew up the oldest son of two engineers on a small farm in Dousman, Wisconsin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from he University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Throughout his time in college he also studied architecture and graphic design, merging these skills into his metal work. His passion for design helped him transition into digital fabrication, using computer aided design to operate laser cutters , CNC machines and 3D printers. He moved to the PNW two years ago to pursue his passion for art and design. His current work involves functional objects and sculptural art, with focus on furniture, lighting fixtures and environmental design.