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Emergence Lab, a hand painted anamorphic sculpture

Observe all six sides of this hand painted anamorphic sculpture by Thomas Medicus. Titled Emergence Lab, the cube references the process “whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties.” He writes:

Through a plug system made out of 216 laser cut acrylic glass strips, a translucent cubic framework, which contains layers pointing towards all three spatial dimensions, is created.

On each side of the cube there is one anamorphic painting that can always only be seen from one point. Since every figure fills the exact same surface as its counterpart on the opposite side, the rear image is covered while looking at one figure.


See his site for more on how it was made.

See more of Medicus’ anamorphic work on this site: emulsifier. Plus don’t miss Bernard Pras’ anamorphic portrait/sculpture of Ferdinand Cheval.

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