These organic-looking sculptures by inventor/product designer/Stanford professor John Edmark have really got to be seen in motion to be fully appreciated. Edmark assembles the pieces from 3D-printed elements, puts them on a turntable, and lights them from above with a very subtle strobe light. The combination of those three elements make the final pieces seem like they’ve come alive. The series is called Blooming Zoetrope Sculptures. Weird and wonderful; two of my favorite things!
Edmark’s series is heavily influenced by Fibonacci numbers.
“Each petal on the bloom is placed at a unique distance from the top-center of the form. If you follow what appears to be a single petal as it works its way out and down the bloom, what you are actually seeing is all the petals on the bloom in the order of their respective distances from the top-center.”
Like the mandalas about which I wrote last week, I feel like these sculptures could aid in meditation (or at least make you very, veeery sleepy…). Enjoy!