An Artist’s Log: Anamorphic Properties
This posts begins with a guy wearing a Harry Potter T-Shirt. Henceforth the guy shall be called Harry Potter T-Shirt Guy or HPTSG for short (this is what my friends and I called him). To be blunt, HPTSG, was a nerdy guy (but in a cute way like Lenard from the Big Bang Theory). He tried to relate to me by explaining how he creates his art: he was working on a project that required a specific mathematical sequence of nails hammered into a board. He had a great passion behind his art that made it really interesting to listen to. At that moment I wished I could utilize my own math skills to create something magnificent. And thus sparked my fascination with algorithm art.
Let’s move on now to present day, Jonty Hurwitz to be precise. Hurwitz is a London-based artist who specializes in “Anamorphic Sculptures.” Anamorphic is the process of producing an intentional distortion of an image. In Hurwitz’ art the images reveal their true selves on a reflective cylinder strategically placed beside. It is the study of physics and algorithms, plus a billion calculations that make his art possible. Hurwitz applies his engineering background in the creation of work, which represents who he is on his journey through life.