Fred Eerdekens mainly works in three dimensions with the following components – language, material, light, and shadow. In 2014, he created the following piece using bent copper and a light source. The shadow formed by the twisted copper when light is shined on it from the right angle reveals the cursive phrase “Invention of a […]
John V. Muntean, the creator of the Magic Angle Sculpture, was recently commissioned by Ogilvy & Mather to create this sculpture using more than 18,000 LEGO® bricks for display in the Singapore LEGO store. The true magic of the model, measuring 50cm x 50cm (nearly 20 x 20 inches), can only be seen when shining a […]
Why is this plane flying so low to the ground? It looks like an extremely dangerous maneuver. The plane is actually flying high above the ground. What appears to be the plane’s “shadow” is a lake far below in the background. This image was provided courtesy of Robert Ausbourne.
In 2013, Teodosio Sectio Aurea created an enigmatic, DNA type puzzle, consisting of 350 small, metallic balls. The end result appears to be a colorful jumble of balls arranged in an odd formation. But when this design is lit from the correct angle by a light source, a shadow of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous sketch […]
The two illustrations below are nearly identical. The only difference between these two images is the placement of the square shadows beneath each of the cubes. In the upper image, the square shadows are placed just below the cubes making them appear to be hovering slightly above the checkered-pattern surface. In the lower image, two […]
Making creative use of a wooden stepladder, discarded wood, and a light projector, Tim Noble and Sue Webster created an identifiable image of a young man in shadow. The British artists have been working together since 1986 when they met at art school. In 2009, each was awarded an honorary Doctor of Art degree from […]
In this sculpture created by Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, the shadows cast by a group of carved wooden letters form the profile of a face when lit by a single light source (from the right). Her artwork frequently uses simple objects, light and shadow to form human profiles and other likenesses. More of her artwork […]