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Multi-Perspective Shadow Sculptures Cast a Different Light on Art

by Hazel Chua

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That statement pretty much sums up why some people find certain things beautiful, while others may regard it as simply atrocious. But these multi-perspective shadow sculptures give that old saying a new twist, because even the same eye can behold different things, depending on the light.

Multi-Perspective Shadow Sculptures

These sculptures by John V. Muntean might not look like much at first. In fact, they look like randomly shaped sculptures that are a mix of geometric shapes, curves, and holes. The trick here is to shine a light at just the right angle, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you might (and might not) see:

John describes his sculptures like so:

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.

Here are some more videos that show off two more of John’s sculptures in action:

[via Neatorama via Colossal Art + Design]

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