Birth Announcement, 1971
2004, Inkjet print, acrylic lens, glue
4-1/4 x 5-3/4 x 4-1/4 inches


1971 marks the birth year of Humanitarians Not Heroes' founder to De and Sang Nguyen in Gia Dinh, Saigon. To mark the occasion, a small edition of stereoscopic cards were printed depicting the parents in earlier French colonial times.

In reference to Petrarch, the great Italian humanist, poet, and scholar, the silhouette of a sailing vessel is depicted through the three-dimensional lens with a stream of trailing text proclaiming "Great Pan is dead!"