Anamorphic Illusion by Way of 800 Wooden Balls

Breaking Wave is an anamorphic kinetic sculpture created for Biogen-Idec’s new headquarters in Cambridge, MA by Plebian Design and Hypersonic. As if waiting for the maestro’s baton for the cue, the 804 balls hover and simulate wave-like movements before the grand finale that can only be revealed if standing at the right spot. The anamorphic illusion reveals one of two patterns: a labyrinth represents the search for knowledge and a Fibonacci spiral represents natural order and patterns found in nature. Public viewing of the sculpture runs from 8am to 8pm at 255 Binney St. Cambridge, MA and visitors are welcome to ask the guards where to view the secret image.

For another sculpture on anamorphic illusion, try Chaotic Random Items Form Illusion.

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