The case of Disappearing Sculptures by Julian Voss, a physicist turned sculptor, from Germany, stunned everybody with his marvelous, magical sculptures. He started out as an artist but soon changed his course to study physics, maths, and philosophy. His sculptures have made a lot of buzz for what they do. They disappear.
For his sculptures, he infused his degree of quantum physics and the art of making sculptures. Julian initially studied the forms and functions of proteins and his experiments with quantum physics led him to develop a larger-than-life structure of a walking figure in 2006 “ The Quantum Man”. This sculpture consists of parallel slices with gaps in between, arranged like the wave fronts in the quantum mechanical wave function that would describe that motion, blending science and art together.
He carved out the walking man figure on a large block of styrofoam and then sliced it with a knife. He then used these slices to cut the steel by tracing each one out. He also took some help from the 3D industrial scanner to slice the metal. You might think after all the science and technology how do these sculptures just vanish into thin air? It is all in the slicing of the steel, and the disappearing angle is achieved by parallel slices of metal with gaps in between them. Along with the slices only 10% of the metal is visible but the rest of the visible area is open, revealing what is behind the sculpture. The right reflection from the polished stainless steel also adds to the magic of blending.
Most of his works start with 3D scans of real human beings to get an idea for his next project, Julian has received many awards for his creations. Check out the creation in its element in the video below.
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For more of his amazing art check his website here www.julianvossandreae.com
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