The “Emergence Lab” is a hand painted anamorphic sculpture.
Its title refers to a phenomenon called emergence. Through a plug system made out of 216 laser cut acrylic glass strips, a translucent cubic framework is created. On each side of the piece there is one anamorphic painting that is only visible from one point. Since every figure fills the exact same surface as its counterpart on the opposite side, the rear image is covered while looking at one figure.
Before painting the fragments of the images separately on the strips with acrylic paint, the segmentation has been planned entirely. In order to prevent irritating reflections within the strips and to give it the look of solid glass the sculpture floats in a particular silicone oil that has the same refractive index as acrylic.
Materials: acrylic colors, laser cut acrylic glass, silicone oil