John Edmark has created a fascinating series of fibonacci zoetrope sculptures that feel like magic. Watch them in action. It's hypnotizing.

The recursive nature of the sequence used to build them and the filming technique—with the camera "set to a very short shutter speed (1/4000 sec) in order to freeze the spinning sculpture" but with natural light—make them look as if the sculptures were growing forever.

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You can see Edmark makes them here.

Here's another video filmed under a strobe light:

John Edmark is a designer, sculptor, artist, and inventor who teaches at Stanford University. He is now the artist in residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 Artist In Residence Program.

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You can follow him on his site and Vimeo.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool sculpture and concept prototypes. If you are an sculptor or concept designer with high quality work, please drop me a line here.


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