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Dan Turner

3 Years Ago

I like 'em! Totally cool.

 

Dan Daugherty

3 Years Ago

Interesting for sure, I can see that he uses Mathmatical equations to create them, but I am going to have to search his website...Not much detail on how he does these works.

 

Gregory Scott

3 Years Ago

You could do this without "math" by merely looking in the mirror as you sculpt the distorted sculpture.
It would take a while to get coordinated to doing precision work via a cylindrical mirror, but it could definitely be done.
Here is a related example to prove it would be possible. Perceptual scientists have done experiments with special google that reverse left/right or up/down.
After a period of adjustment, the brain "fixes" the problem totally. But if you take off the goggles, it takes a similar period of time for your brain to rewire back to the original settings. 2D images of this sort were popular in Victorian times, but I can't remember what they were called. Obviously, computers were not used in their creation!

Here's a wikipedia article on the subject, but it doesn't seem to give any of the examples from the 1800s that I seem to recall, maybe, possibly, perhaps.

 

Lynn Palmer

3 Years Ago

Very cool. Kind of a sculptural take on those "3D" sidewalk murals that go viral on the internet.

 

Rose Santuci-Sofranko

3 Years Ago

What does "anamorphic" actually mean?

 

Gregory Scott

3 Years Ago

Mirriam Webster: producing, relating to, or marked by intentional distortion (as by unequal magnification along perpendicular axes) of an image
Anamorphic lenses are used to film and project very wide film formats, for example, using film in a more typical aspect ratio.

Here are a couple of anamorphic photoshops of scenes which are scaled to decrease the horizontal pixel count, while retaining the vertical pixel count, with resampling:
Art Prints
Photography Prints

These are also anamorphic projections, via conversion in photoshop to polar coordinates.
Photography PrintsPhotography Prints

Etymology:
Anamorphosis is a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The word "anamorphosis" is derived from the Greek prefix ana-, meaning back or again, and the word morphe, meaning shape or form.

Note that the reversible nature of the projection is implied in the word roots.

 

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