At first, I thought that this magic angle sculpture was an abstract wooden carving. I was surprised to see in the video how this wooden piece can actually create different images in the form of a shadow. I have found a man sitting, stretching and running. This Magic Angle Sculpture is a delightful art piece and a unique concept.
About Riddle of the Dancers, Magic Angle Sculpture
This Dancers, Magic Angle Sculpture by John was made of mahogany, stainless steel, acrylic and wax finish. This interesting piece measures about 4” x 4” x 4”. It can create different shadow sculptures when the piece is lit from above and rotated at 54.74º angle. In every 120º of rotation, the amorphous shadows develop into a different form. This unbelievable piece needs to be pierced with a rod and mountain base. This masterpiece of Johns is trying to show that the individual’s perception of nature is often based upon angle.
About the Artist
John V. Muntean has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and he studied at the University of Chicago. John’s thesis in 1990 about Quantitative Aspects of Solid-State Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy has resulted in the creation of the Magic Angle Sculptures. He has been a research scientist for the Department of Energy and private industry and also taught Organic Chemistry. He is now working as a spectroscopist at Argonne National Laboratory.
Thank you very much John V. Muntean for allowing us to post and share your Dancers, Magic Angle Sculpture. If you wish to know more about his magic angle sculpture, you can go and visit his website.