A New Kind of Three-Dimensional Anamorphosis

Francesco De Comité
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 33–38 Regular Papers


We define a new kind of anamorphosis, where the distorted image is a three-dimensional object, whose reflection in a mirror restores a hidden design. A chain of software and programming languages are used to actually build the sculpture, using a 3D printer. This work, from the beginning of an idea, its elaboration through software tools and programs, plus the interaction between two parties involved, illustrates how fruitful a collaboration between artists and scientists can be.