John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

John V Muntean statment: “As a scientist and artist, I am interested in the how perception influences our theory of the universe.

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.”

John V. Muntean has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. His 1990 thesis, Quantitative Aspects of Solid-State Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, led to Magic Angle Sculptures. He lives near Chicago, Illinois USA.

John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

This block is made of over 40,000 Lego bricks which contains three hidden shadow images when a spotlight is On.

John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

Magic angle shadow sculptures by John V. Muntean

 

John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

John V Muntean |Multitude of Hidden Shadow Sculptures

Via artist website: You can check out plenty more to see on his website.