Thursday Salute to Originals: Sculptures That Disappear

Now you see them, now you don’t… These sculptures created by artist and scientist Julian Voss-Andreae have the ability to disappear into thin air, thanks to a little thing called Quantum Physics.

Yes, you read that right! Quantum physics (and science in general) plays a huge role in bringing Julian’s sculptures to life. In fact, his main goal is to introduce the concepts of science and art, combining them to display the strangeness of reality. But how, exactly?

To make his sculptures disappear when viewed from various angles, Voss-Andreae first uses a 3-D scanner to photograph his subject from all angles. He then creates models of the to-be sculptures on his computer. Next, his team laser cuts varying metals, melds them together, and then stacks the cuts on the same plane. And voila!

This week, we salute Julian Voss-Andreae for putting his well-earned Quantum Physics education to use with an artistic spin. Who knew that by simply stacking objects together on the same plane you could create an optical illusion?

Sources: ART INSIDER, Julian Voss-Andreae, Adam Danyal