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Magical Sculptures


Posted by on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Dirk

Perception depends on your point of view. Proof at hand are these small hand-carved wooden sculptures by scientist and artist John V. Muntean called Magic Angle Sculptures.

A Magic Angle Sculpture appears to be nothing more than an abstract wooden carving, skewered with a rod and mounted on a base. However, when lit from above and rotated at the magic angle (54.74º) it will cast three alternating shadows. Every 120º of rotation, the amorphous shadows evolve into independent forms. Our scientific interpretation of nature often depends upon our point of view. Perspective matters.

Fascinating. You find more work on the artist’s website and on his YouTube channel.

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