Anamorphic, Kaleidoscopic and Sculptural Mirror Reflections

Kenneth Brecher
Proceedings of Bridges 2010: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2010)
Pages 509–510 Short Papers


Many mirror systems, including tapered mirror kaleidoscopes, cylindrical anamorphoscopes and sculptures with mirrored surfaces produce surprisingly realistic looking “objects” such as seemingly three dimensional spheres and complex stellated polyhedra. We will discuss reflections from various mirror systems that combine art, science and mathematics and which raise thought provoking questions about the nature of “reality”.