“Magic Angle Sculptures” by artist John V. Muntean are wooden sculptures that appear to be abstract forms, but when lit from certain angles, cast shadows of distinct forms and figures (the effect is visible at the 1:07 mark of this video)
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.
photos by John V. Muntean