abstract wooden shadow sculptures

It is simply amazing to me how the human brain can dissect shapes and make something abstract on the surface and realistic at a magic angle. Artist and scientist John V. Muntean has made a series of abstract wooden sculptures with oddly realistic shadows.

"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."

Evolution II (Mahogany) 2010

Over the Gate (Patagonian Cherry) 2009

There are so many more of these that you must see. It is amazing! Follow me to his website.

get out & Vote

I know you have heard it a million times to vote so I am doing my part to make it one million and one. Make time to vote today! No matter your choice of candidate it is very important to let your voice be heard on a national and more importantly a local level. Your community needs you to pick the best person for the seats in your county, city, and state.

AIGA did a "Get Out the Vote" campaign and asked it members to submit thier nonpartisan posters and videos to get people to vote.

Here are a few of my favorites.

The Elephant in the Room?
Roberto Camacho

Your Two Cents
Eric A. Norton

Follow me to see all of the posters.