Multisculpture or Polymorphic Sculpture: A Different Approach to Sculpture to Challenge and Nurture Reflection: Both in the Sculptor and in the Viewer

Jacques Beck
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 447–450 Short Papers


This short paper introduces the concept of multisculpture, here a sculpture that is designed to be presented on different sides, so offering the viewer a whole range of alternative perceptions of the work. The birth of this concept and its implications, namely through mathematical/physical features, are considered. Examples are shown in various positions, and one is proposed in the Mathematical Art Exhibit associated with the conference.